I found the pattern for this 9" Shortcut to School block on-line at Quilter's Cache:
In these diary entries, Hattie is serving as a substitute teacher for Fannie George, Frank's sister. (Frank is the man she's dating.) Bobby is Frank's youngest brother.
Thursday, October 26, 1916 -
"I'm going to bed early, as I have to be up early in the morning for I'm going to teach school! I'm a little shaky on the subject, but I wanted to help Fannie out. She phoned me and asked me about it this evening, and I promised her I'd do what I could."
Friday, October 27, 1916 -
"Well, I had a lovely day! It has been an ideal day as far as the weather is concerned, too. Frank came for me about eight o'clock. I was all ready, and Mother had a nice lunch packed for me, and we were soon off.
"The children were all just lovely, and I didn't have a bit of trouble with any of them - not even Mike as George predicted. He was real nice to me. Bobby pumped water for me, gave me four apples, and was a perfect little gentleman, but Frank told me he had given him a few instructions.
"Frank was at Niles' and came down for me soon after school was out. We discussed the day's affairs and so forth for a while, then came on home.
"I sure ate an immense share of the good supper Mother had for us. Among much else, she had a little liverwurst, and I got so tickled at Papa. He took a piece and smelled it before he put it on his plate."
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