I found the pattern for this Basement Window block in 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.
In this diary entry, Frank is Hattie's future husband (and my grandfather). League refers to the Epworth League, a Methodist young adult association for individuals ages 18-35.
Sunday, August 20, 1916 -
"I thought last night that I wouldn't be able to crawl out at all today, but I surprised myself by feeling quite energetic. I was up before seven o'clock, and after breakfast I made two delicious lemon pies for dinner. Then I suddenly made up my mind to go to Sunday School with the kids in the buggy. There were only a very few out to church, and I was real glad that I didn't show the effects of yesterday's dissipation. Frank came and brought the Niles girls when Sunday School was almost over. We had some right exciting discussion about yesterday's festivities and the dance in particular. Mrs. Houchins insisted on expressing her honest views.
"The folks arrived home about 1:30, and we had dinner and then rested and napped all afternoon. I dressed and arranged my speech for League before supper, and Frank arrived just as we finished eating. I made my talk mostly to empty benches, but a few more arrived in time for church. And believe me, we sure had a typical Methodist scorcher! He surely scored the dancers - making no distinctions whatever. I can't blame him, for I know that wasn't a very elevating performance last night, but I didn't like the way he bawled out the Lebo girls. For they didn't go nor had any intentions of going.
"The folks had mistakably locked us out, and I had to go through the basement and unlock the doors."
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