Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 – After I wrote in my journal on the fourth, Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came down after dark the folks came home and brought Della Kendall with them, later Oscar and I went up town. I went in his brother George’s (George William Lunt) home and waited until he unhitched the horse, then we went up to Grandma Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller). We sat out on the lawn a while then he went home. I slept to Grandma Sperry’s. Monday I walked out home. Della Kendall spent the day here and we made some ice cream and had a nice time. In the evening Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Della and I started up town and we met Oscar coming down so he gave us a ride to town. He took Esther and Della to Kendall’s and he and I went riding until about half past ten, he took me in his sister’s place where I waited until he put the horse away then we went up to Burton’s. Tuesday morning I went down to Kendall’s and Esther and I walked out home. Tuesday and Wednesday I stayed home all day. On Tuesday I received a letter from Maud Robbins of Scipio. Thursday afternoon Father (Charles Henry Sperry) came home from town and brought me a note from Oscar. It contained two tickets for the cantata that night for Esther and me so we went to town and after it was over Oscar took us up to Grandmother Sperry’s where we spent the night. I received a letter from Will Tolley. Friday morning Esther and I went down town and then we walked out home. On Saturday I stayed home all day. Last Sunday I wrote a letter to Maud Robbins of Scipio. I walked up town to Sunday School. After Sunday School I went over to the post office and posted my letter. I went up to Moore’s and then up to Burton’s. I spent the afternoon at Moore’s and in the evening Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Moore, Flora and I went up to our lot to get currants. We came back to Burton’s and in a little while Oscar came up and spent the evening. I slept to Burton’s. on Monday I went over to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) and took my music lesson. I wrote a letter to Will Tolley. Towards evening I walked out home. Tuesday I stayed home all day. Wednesday evening Mother (Caroline Webb) and I took a buggy ride up town and back. Thursday I got a letter from Oscar. He went to Salt Lake. Friday I stayed home all day.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 – On Monday Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I called for Zoa Christensen and we all three walked out home. In the afternoon we went up town again. In the evening the Young Ladies Grand Bazaar opened, Esther and I went. Esther had to sing. In the evening Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) took Esther and I to one of their booths and had us take a chance on guessing how many stitches there were in a little dress. Then he took us over to another booth and treated us to strawberry and cake. He took us home from the Bazaar. Esther slept to Grandmother Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller) and I slept up to Burton’s. in the afternoon on Tuesday I went down town, I went back up to Moore’s and about five o’clock Mrs. Moore, Flora and I went to town I went to the Opera House where the Bazaar was still going on I had lunch there and stayed while in the evening. Between eight and nine o’clock, Oscar and I went to a concert in the Tabernacle. We came back over to the Bazaar. There was a man there with a phonograph, we listened to three pieces, had some ice cream and drink of lemonade then Oscar took me home. On Wednesday I slept all afternoon. In the evening I went to a dance with Oscar, in the Opera House. at the dance I met a Mr. Angell and danced with him. Later in the evening Oscar introduced me to Miss Ramsey, one of the singers at the concert the night before, we three went out for a walk after coming back Della Kendall and Mr. Angell joined up and we listened to a couple pieces on the phonograph. After the dance Esther and I came out home with Father (Charles Henry Sperry). Thursday and Friday, I remained at home. Saturday I took Della (Emma Della Sperry) and Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) with me and we went up town. Today, Sunday, I am left alone with the children. Father is away and Mother (Caroline Webb), Esther, Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry), Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) and Ruth (Ruth Sperry) are all up town.

This Day In Our Family History

1701

Silence Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield

1879

Twins, Jeanette and Jeanevery Sperry, were born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb

1889

Wallace Joseph Vickers was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Thomas Vickers and Jane Duncan Borrowman

1905

Gertrude Barton completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1910

John Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He also completed his endowments at the same time.

1932

Sarah Potter completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1999

Rose Marie Lomax died

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1895 – This was a red letter day for me, I was quite a nervous girl with not too much confidence in myself, but I was so thrilled I scarcely slept at all that night. Mother (Caroline Webb) couldn’t imagine what had happened when I was out of bed so early in the morning, after a dance the night before when she spoke to me I went up to her and said “Mother, I am going to help a dancing Professor (Pickering) introduce his dances tonight.” I told her that Father (Charles Henry Sperry) was going to take me up to the Opera House this afternoon and play the violin while he taught me the dances. Then I told her how Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) acted and she said “I am glad you got the chance to do it.” In the afternoon, I went through the dances. Father thought he should have gone through the dance once more, it was the Harvard Gavotte, but he said “Mr. Sperry, that daughter of yours is so light on her feet she could dance anything.”

In the evening, first a waltz was called and all there were invited to dance. He came up to me for the dance, he whispered in my ear, “I thought I would call a waltz so that we could get in step with each other”. Then the dances commenced, I distinctly remember the names of the two new ones, the Harvard Gavotte and the Wentworth. When he came and asked me for the Harvard Gavotte, Father leaned over, and in a loud whisper said “I don’t think she can remember that with only one practice, why don’t you get one of the Miss Foote’s?” I immediately sat down and the professor stepped back and waited. The music started and the professor came again and we danced it together. I always liked that dance even better than the others, but it never did become popular. There seemed to be so much grace and beauty in it.

During the dance he called the Polka, to give me a chance to rest, that was something I never did need at a dance. He danced with one of the Foote girls, but here came a young chap and asked for the dance, a town boy, he had never asked me for a dance before and he asked for the dance, we surely did dance from one end of the floor to the other. Afterwards we continued our dances and last of all he called the medley and danced with the other Miss Foote, while here came another boy from the side lines and asked me to dance with him. That was one time that I could say that I never missed a dance. In talking about it, my sister and some of her girlfriends tried to tease me, they said I looked so frightened as if to say “don’t whip me this time and I will never do it again.” I think it was plain jealously on their part. Mr. Grover told me in one of the dances, when I had to waltz out from under his arm and on to meet him, I looked as if I were floating in the air, so I guess I did not do so bad after all, at least after then when I was at a dance, I never lacked for a dancing partner. It was the older boys who danced with me now. And they were the very best dancers in the town.