February, 1926, Friday 19

At play I broke the window of one of the nuns’ ((The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph looked after the priests and schoolboys in Farrnferris, seeing to cleaning, cooking and nursing.)) rooms with a ball. The reverend mother was sitting behind the window and she…

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February, 1926, Thursday 25

Could not go to the practice of the Choral Society as I had to do some messages in town for Mammie’s concert. Every second shop in town has her window-card in the front. It is really a shame that after such a splendid and successful…

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February, 1926, Sunday 28

Second Sunday of Holy Communion. This Sunday was the end of the women’s fortnight of the mission, and the Holy Communion lasted twenty minutes. I had a fine headache when I came home. ((At that time communicants were not allowed to eat or drink from…

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March, 1926, Tuesday 9

Stayed again for a hurley-practice after dinner. The boys are very hospitable, and I got a room to tog out, jersey, knickers, and a fine hurley without the least trouble. Hurley is splendid exercise, and the few days of practice I have had has taken…

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March, 1926, Wednesday 10

Did not go to school, but went to Imperial Hotel to arrange everything for concert. I was there from 9.30 till 2 o’clock. Only one man came with cartloads of chairs, and I had to haul them up with a rope from the yard below…

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April, 1926, Thursday 1

Rose at 7 and went in Miss O’Brien’s taxi, who stayed with us last night, but on account of dizziness could not go to the service to the Cathedral. The ceremonies went off very well, though lasting 2½ hours. The choir sung the Kyrie and…

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April, 1926, Sunday 4

A fine day for Easter Sunday, though I feared it would be rainy, I could not imagine it wet. Went to 9 Mass. Seventh Sunday of Holy Communion. Got some lovely eggs from Mammie and Nannie, and had a fine feed after breakfast. I can’t…

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November, 1926, Monday 1

The Feast of All Saints. Went to Holy Communion. The bliss of a free day! Wrote to Joe and Fräulein Engelmann, piano and harmony, and settled down to enjoy myself. Finished ‘The Blindness of Dr. Gray’. I enjoyed it immensely. It taught me what wonders…

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November, 1926, Sunday 14

There was a terrible thunderstorm last night, similar to that of a few nights ago. Thank goodness, I slept right through it. But poor Mám didn’t sleep a wink. These two thunderstorms have been accompanied by world earthquakes! Worked, wrote letter to Julia, and went…

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November, 1926, Wednesday 17

Great day of match with Pres. As it was raining in the morning I hoped that it would be postponed, and then I could go to a great picture ‘India To-day’ at 3.30. But it cleared up, and I went to match. We were beaten…

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