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, Tuesday 13

My birthday, and a beautiful sunny day for the occasion. It makes me sad, however, more than anything else to think I am getting so old – 16. Real youth is certainly gone for ever, and now comes the most trying portion of my life,…

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May, 1926, Thursday 20

Yesterday Mrs. Horgan got a daughter, so Ivor and Joe will have a step-sister, and a step-brother now. ((The first Mrs Mary Horgan had three children: Ivor, Joe and Madoline; the second Mary Horgan had two: David and Jean.)) As I sit nearest to the…

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May, 1926, Friday 28

Newspaper cutting pasted in: photograph of Abd El Krim with heading ‘Surrender of Riff Leader: Abd El Krim, who has surrendered to the French troops’ Yesterday Mam went to see Mrs. Horgan and her baby. The latter is sweet. Mrs. Horgan said I must come…

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June, 1926, Sunday 6

Went to 9 Holy Communion, studied some French, went to 12 High Mass, and helped Mám at roller and turning over. The choir sang Pembauer’s Mass gloriously, but there were not many in church on account of procession being just after. The Beadle has got…

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June, 1926, Friday 25

I never got my Latin or Geometry marks, so I must do without them. Found yesterday that this term’s composition exercise [book] of mine is lost. This annoyed me terribly because I am keeping all my comps. since 5th grade. To-day I began work, having…

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