Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Saturday) – It was Oscar’s (Alfred Oscar Lunt) birthday. He said he was 23 years old. Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) came home with me. It is now 28 December 1897, I have been so busy that I have neglected to write in my journal. I will try and remember some of the things that have happened. I can’t see what I was so very busy about, I came to town quite often, went to several practices at Booth’s, it was the opera “Pinafore” we were practicing, we never did produce it for which I was thankful as I think I would have been too scared to do it justice, besides our cast wasn’t very good, some young good singers in the chorus and older people taking the leading parts. Oscar would come up as often as possible when I was in town.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Wednesday) – I went up and got Grandma Sperry (Emily Louisa Miller) and she stayed all night with us. we played cards, Mother (Caroline Webb) and Grandma Sperry against Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry) and I. Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) was going to come down but towards evening a clod blizzard blew up and it was too cold for him to come.

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – Spent most of the day at Burton’s. After meeting Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Lillie Black (Lillie May Black) and Ada Taylor came up for a little while. In the evening Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came up for the evening. I slept there