1897 – Last Saturday (12th) Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I went up town. She came back home but I remained up there. I went up to Burton’s. In the evening I called at Bishop Parke’s for a few minutes and then went down to Moore’s. Flora went down to Foote’s with me and while there I decided that I would not take another until September (shorthand lesson?). We returned to Moore’s and then Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Flora and I all walked up to Burton’s.
On Sunday (13th), I called for Flora and we went to Sunday School, afterwards we went over to the post office then Flora went up to Burton’s with me. She soon left and later in the afternoon I went down to Moore’s. I had supper there and afterwards Mrs. Moore, Flora and I went down to the drug store and had a dish of ice cream lemonade. While we were there, Mame Hyde and Neva Booth came in, Mr. Moore tried to fool us by giving us some gum with cayenne on it. Neva and Mrs. Moore tried theirs, but the rest of us didn’t get fooled. We all left the drug store and walked up to Caziers corner. We stood there walking for some time and then Mrs. Moore, Flora and I went back down town. As we were passing Judge Higgins home we met Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) and he went up to Burton’s with us. About nine o’clock Mr. Moore came up and took his folks home. Oscar remained a little longer and then he left too. I slept up to Burton’s.
1897 – I walked out home, in the afternoon; I went to bed sick and today Friday (18th) I have not felt very well. Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I made a bet, she bet a ten dollar dress that someday I would marry Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) Lunt and I bet that I wouldn’t. So someday I wish to remind her of it, as I’m pretty sure of winning the dress. I received a letter from Bessie Sperry. Well I will leave my journal until some future time.
1897 – In the afternoon, Mrs. Burton and I went down town, to the post office, Hyde’s store and the drug store, then we went up to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) to get my music books, up to Moore’s and the to Burton’s. In the evening, Mrs. Moore and Flora came up and they, with Mrs. Burton, and I went for a walk. We came back to Burton’s and about nine o’clock, Flora and I went down to Moore’s on an errand. Just as we were leaving, Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came and he walked up to Burton’s with us to see Mrs. Moore on business. Mrs. Moore slept up to Burton’s with Mrs. Burton and Flora slept with me.
1897 – Was my birthday. I was 18 years old. I stayed up to Burton’s all day helping her house clean about six o’clock I went down to Hyde’s store. In the evening Mrs. Moore and Flora came up to Burton’s for a little while.
1897 – Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and Father (Charles Henry Sperry) came home. I stayed home all day. I decided to write in my journal only about once a week or every few days, not every day.
1897 – Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and Father (Charles Henry Sperry) went to Santaquin.
1897 – About sundown, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I took a walk almost down to the bottom of the farm.