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In these diary entries, Mother and Hattie attend Ladies' Aid at Mrs. George's home. Hattie is dating her son, Frank, and will eventually marry him. Hattie and her 19-year-old brother, Howard, also attend a party given by Frank's sisters, Betty and Fannie. Hattie is just learning how to drive, but Mother isn't ready to ride with her just yet! My grandmother grew up on a farm near Olivet, Kansas, while my grandfather grew up on a farm in nearby Lebo, Kansas.
Tuesday, August 15, 1916 -
"Howard and I received invitations this morning for Betty's and Fannie's party Thursday night, and Mother and I received an invitation by phone from Mrs. George urging us over tomorrow. I don't seem to be able to convince Mother that I am capable of taking her over in the car, however."
Wednesday, August 16, 1916 -
"Howard took us over to George's about two o'clock, and we certainly had a lovely time. The house and porch were full of guests, and the barn yard was filled with cars and men. The George girls are lovely, and I like their cousin so much! I am sure looking forward to the party tomorrow night. Frank was not receiving but was in evidence.
"I have been writing a letter to Bing and must now brush my hair and say my prayers as I'll have to get up early and will probably be out late tomorrow night."
Thursday, August 17, 1916 -
"As it is one A.M. Friday by the clock, I shall save details until later. We certainly had a lovely time at the party. That Lebo bunch is sure jolly. Fannie and Betty had everything planned so nicely and, to the joy of all present, the lights didn't go out as they had feared. Evi Jones sang some for us and so did Fannie, and Annagrace and Marie played. They served maple nut ice cream and light and dark cake."
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