Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – I received a letter from Bessie Sperry. In the evening Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Father (Charles Henry Sperry) and I went up town. Esther and I went up to Burton’s to get ready for the Leap Year Ball. We went down to Grandmothers and Father was there. Lil Black (Lillie May Black) accompanied us to the dance. After the party we went home with Mr. Burton and slept up there.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – I went over to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) for my music lesson from there I went down to the post office and then up to Grandmother. Father (Charles Henry Sperry) came home on the train he had been up to Provo. We came down home together. In the evening we returned to town up play to an Old Folks Party in the new meeting house. Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) came down home with us after the dance.

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – In the evening I went up town. Stopped at Grandpa Sperry’s (Charles Sperry) and he unhitched and put away the horse for me. I went up to Burton’s, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and Mrs. Burton were getting ready to go to the Theater. After they had gone I practiced on the piano for a while. Annie and Carrie Sorenson came over to bring invitations to Esther, Mrs. Burton and I to the Leap Year Dance. They stayed a while then left. About eight o’clock Oscar Lunt (Alfred Oscar Lunt) cane up, we stayed until the folks returned from the theater. I slept to Burton’s.

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – About sundown, I walked up town. I went up to Burton’s. Mr. Burton took Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Mrs. Burton, Della Kendall, Lil Black (Lillie May Black) and myself up to a dance in the Little Grand. While there I was introduced to Julius Pratt, Esther and I used to know him years ago, but we had almost forgotten him. About eleven o’clock Mr. Burton took four of his partners up to his home I remained a little longer and the Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt)  took me up there for Burton’s were entertaining at their home after the dance was over. There were present. Della Kendall, Lil Black, Esther, Mrs. Burton. After the dance was over Clifford Bales with his violin and Will Jenkins with his cornet came and furnished some music. All seemed to enjoy themselves. They all claimed they had had an enjoyable time. The boys and Lil Black left but Della Stayed on at Burton’s. Mrs. Burton gave me a silk handkerchief and a pair of mittens.