Friday, October 31, 2014

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

October 31, 1910

Faculty dance and reception – lost my souvenir, which was a programme of the exercises in honor of Prof. White.  [Illegible name] Cafers and Dr. Reynolds both made addresses, and G. Stole presided and made remarks.  Glee club gave some selections and a soloist from Sayre sang several songs.  About a thousand people there, and we had an awful time trying to serve them in the gym.  After the program, bub finally got through.  There was an awful crowd dancing in the Armory.  We stayed awhile and looked on, and then came home.  “Shiney” came in and spent the night with me and we talked until about two o’clock.  Nearly everybody had a good time.  The gym and Armory were beautifully decorated with leaves, ferns, Hallowe’en lanterns, pumpkins, etc.

*Inserted is a small clipping from a newspaper or magazine.  It reads, “If a pig were caught in a fence and it squealed and you pulled it out, merely because it bothered you, would you be committing an immoral act? Ask Poet Schultz?” 

Virginia's friend, "Shiney" Katharine Margaret Schoene class of 1910

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