February

February 1, 1896 (Saturday) – In the afternoon, I walked down to Aunt Sarah Abbott’s and I learned that Mother was in town. Later, I went down to the farm. I stayed there all day.

February 2, 1896 (Sunday) – I wrote letters to Leah and May Reid.

February 3, 1896 (Monday) – I walked up town to school. At noon, I posted my letters. Evening – I went to choir practice, I walked down there with Edna Morris and Roy McCune.

February 4, 1896 (Tuesday) – Went to school but has a bad headache. Evening – went to Mutual.

February 5, 1896 (Wednesday) – Called at Aunt Emma Hague’s to borrow a song from Tet. 

February 7, 1896 (Friday) – In the evening, I went down to Grandpa Sperry’s to get him to give me a few notes about the Pioneers of Utah. From there, father and I went to the Opera House expecting a dance, but it turned out a fizzle.

February 8, 1896 (Saturday) – Remained home all morning. Afternoon – went to McCune’s to practice my song for mutual. While in town, I met Roscoe Grover, he said they had a letter from May that she arrived there safely and was having a good time. Called at Aunt Sarah Abbott’s, Min told me there was going to be choir practice that evening. I attended the practice.

February 9, 1896 (Sunday) – Attended Sunday School then went to the post office where I found a letter from May. I borrowed a book from Rose Bailey and in the afternoon I remained home and read a story called “Wrong from the First.”

February 10, 1896 (Monday) – Attended school. Afterwards, Sadie McCune, Zina Sorenson and I accompanied Will Sparks to his home. Evening – I went to the dance. It was a missionary farewell party for Frank Sells, Brother Bruff and Brother Winn. I answered the letter from May Grover.

February 11, 1896 (Tuesday) – In the evening I went down to McCune’s for another practice then Sadie, Pearl and I went to Mutual together. I sang the song “Lullaby”. It was a conjoint meeting between both wards. Roy McCune and Edna Morris brought me home.

February 12, 1896 (Wednesday) – In the evening I attended a Ragbee at Aunt Augusta Sperry’s. Slept there, it was two o’clock before we got to bed.

February 13, 1896 (Thursday)- Attending school, went to choir practice and attended a music lesson. (13th and 14th).

February 15, 1896 (Sunday) – I walked out to the farm and stayed there all night.

February 16, 1896 (Sunday)- Our brother Lon came to town, he had been in Provo that day and came on the train down home. Towards evening – I walked up town, Esther and Della walked about half way with me. I received a letter from May Grover.

February 17, 1896 (Monday) – I went to school. Evening – I went to choir practice.

February 18, 1896 (Tuesday) – I went to school. I went over to Aunt Emma Hague’s to borrow a shawl. Evening – Mrs. Burton and I went to mutual.

February 19, 1896 (Wednesday) – I went to school. Afternoon – I got excused from school and walked out to the farm with Esther. In the evening, I made a cake.

February 20, 1896 (Thursday) – We were all very busy at school getting ready for the entertainment in honor of George Washington’s birthday. A group of girls were dressed in costumes representing Martha Washington. I was dressed in a long white skirt, white cap, pink shawl and dark waist, I had my hair powdered and I looked like quite an old lady.

February 21, 1896 (Friday) – We girls all came down to the school dressed in costume and had our pictures taken. In the evening, I went to the dance.

February 22, 1896 (Saturday) – For the next week very little worth writing happened. I was busy with school, going to mutual, choir practice and Sunday School , etc. (22th-26th)

February 27, 1896 (Thursday) – Nan Whitbeck came to visit Mrs. Burton. We usually have some good times when there are young folks in the home.

(*For the next week very little worth writing happened. I was busy with school, going to mutual, choir practice and Sunday School , etc.)

*was descriptive of 22nd-27nd

February 28, 1896 (Friday) – I walked out home to the farm.

February 29th, 1896 (Saturday) – (Leap year) Esther and I went to Mona. We remained there all night. There was a dance in the evening which we attended.