April, 1926, Friday 23

Measured myself in the study-hall in school, and found I was just below the line running along the wall. I wonder when I will be over it: I am still very small for my age, and by far the smallest in my class. Went over…

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August, 1926, Sunday 29

Worked well at everything, especially at Harmony. Wrote a letter to Auntie Rosie, telling her how disappointed I was we didn’t go to Dublin. She wrote saying that she had everything ready for us, and was really disappointed we didn’t come. Miss O’Brien and Nannie…

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September, 1926, Wednesday 1

Got Mass by the skin of my teeth this morning. Bargained 14 more stamps off Brian! After dinner went off to Horgans’. Joe and I rowed up the river, landed and had a game with his new rugby football, then had a fine swim, diving…

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