Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – It rained nearly all day. In the afternoon, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and took a walk. She went back home but I went over to Sister Parkins. I stayed there until nearly dark, going down our lane I met Mr. Rance and a strange man, they had been down to see Father (Charles Henry Sperry).

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – About six o’clock in the evening, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I went up town with Father (Charles Henry Sperry). I went to Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry) for a few minutes then Esther and I took a walk. We went down town then over to Goldsbroughs where we stopped and talked with Birdi Goldsbrough. We went up to Brother John T Millers to see if there was to be a lecture that evening, found out there was, so we went down past the meeting house. Took a walk out south, returned, but there was so small a crowd present, we didn’t go to the lecture. We were passing the drug store when Oscar Lunt (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came out and talked to us. We had supper at Aunt Sarah’s and I came down home with Art (David Arthur Sperry).

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – Took my music lessons then walked down to the post office. Afterwards, I went up to our new home and walked through all the rooms. I went down to Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry) and had dinner there. In the afternoon, I walked down town called in Miss Morgan’s Millinery Store, Rose Lunt’s baby was there and I tended him for a little while. He is such a sweet little baby. I went over to the post office, Oscar Lunt (Alfred Oscar Lunt) was there talking to Florence McCune. I talked to them for a few minutes and then went over to George Foote’s home to see their baby. Later Minnie Abbott and I walked down town with my brother Art. He went to band practice and we walked past the church, met Pearl McCune, Stella and Nan Neff, we all went back to the meeting house where we met May Grover. Professor Kerr gave a lecture on education. After the lecture, I came down home with Father (Charles Henry Sperry).