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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 62.pdf

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{newspaper clipping} vodka and France that of absinthe, that England had reduced the hours of sale of alcoholic beverages

1. Apr. 1. tablets.
2. Apr. 11. _
3. " 24 _
4. 30 _
5. May Medicine for Cold.
6. 8 neuritis
" 15 Salve.
" 24 medicine fo neuritis
" 29. tablets/td>
June 19 Medicine.
{written in large letters, diagonally across the page} Paid $2.50 Di Say 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 - 6 13 20 27 Painting lessons
1 Dec. 4
2 " 11
3 Jan 8
4 " 15
5 " 22
6 Feb. 5
7 " 12
8 " 19
9 Mon. 11
10 " 18
11 " 25
{some addition calculations} P S 15 10 4 15 10 25 {newspaper clipping}5. Here are several {games?} which may appeal to you: Write names of provinces, states, or well-known countries on one set of slips for the men; names of the capital cities on the girls' slips; pass slips in separate receptacles, of course. Or the initials or Christian name of the girls may be written on slips, then folded and passed among the men. Advertisements may be clipped from the daily papers, torn in half, and each player has to find the "missing half" to complete the advertisement. A rather novel way, and quite different from any of the previous suggestions, is to have a "measuring committee." The guests have to (at intervals during the evening, "toe the mark" and have their height measured. Each receives a slip of paper with his or her height marked upon it; when "hunt-your-partner" time comes the slips have to be compared, and those two whose height matches best "couple up," or if preferred, the tallest women and shortest men are mated, to add to the fun. {newspaper clipping}YINBINS. Ans.—1. "Alphabetical answers" is a good fun-making game. Prepare cards with one letter of the alphabet on each, omitting X, Y, Z. Of course, if the company is large, several will have the same letter. A card is pinned on each guest, and it is announced that no one must answer any question except by a sentence commencing with the letter on his card, the another being given before the the questioner can count ten. No two players can question a person at the same time, and no one should give the same answer twice. If a player begins his reply with a wrong letter, or does not answer in time, his card is taken from him by his questioner, who adds it to his, and he then has the privilege of answering with either of his letters. The player who is without a card must seek to win one from someone else by questioning them. Broken Quotations—This is a good "ice-breaker," as to play it, the players have to mix considerably. The hostess prepares familiar quotations, writing them on paper and then cutting them in two or three pants, and pinning them in different places around the room. The guests most find as many quotations as they can, during a certain length of time. The parts being scattered over the room, it is not as easy as it sounds to find even the common quotations. For a large crowd, an Auction Bale causes heaps of fun. Provide each buyer with a little bag containing 50 beans, with which to do his or her purchasing, the wares should be wrapped up beforehand in mysterious packages, and if the auctioneer has a good "gift of the gab" much amusement is created from {obscured by fold in paper}ing and bidding. The list of articles might be offered on the "sale bills": {obscured by fold in paper}ne sent (small cologne bottle); shu-{obscured by fold}r of Greece (empty vaseline bot-{obscured by fold} pair of kids (kid ouriers); the missing link (an odd cuff link); bunch of dates (old calendar); rank and file (onion and a nail file); the lost thread (a piece of string); the tie that {obscured by fold} s (an old necktie); before the deluge (a Noah's ark); a man's delight (a pipe); Black Beauty (a black {obscured by fold}; a diamond pin (a dime and a pin); {what?} every girl hopes for {a match}. Refreshments for a "Hard-Times" {obscured by fold} might consist of baked beans, ham sandwiches, gingerbread, ap-{obscured by fold}e, coffee, and home-made taffy. {Obscured by fold} costumes, there could be tramps, {obscured by fold}rs, organ-grinders, gypsy girls, and so on.
Sept 13
12 15
25 35
2. 173 5
127 25 10
2 1
35 5
93 22.4
{Photograph of a man with a moustache in a suit, captioned "PETER McARTHUR"} Wall of Pa Lorchy Harvester Rise in Blo Lhat Orinto The Bishop Carriage Elizabeth of the Hale The Master's Violin. Daddy Long Legs. Lavender and Old Lace. {some addition calculations}

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