June, 1926, Tuesday 1

This morning I had German from 9-11. I got last year’s Senior Intermediate [exam. paper]. The comp. was hard in its vagueness: outstanding men in literature and history, but the trans. at sight wasn’t too bad, the last piece being very beautiful. From 12-2 we…

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June, 1926, Wednesday 2

To-day we had geom. from 9-11. It was a fierce paper, and I was in despair about it. I did 2½ out of 7 and only 1½ right! Well, it can’t be helped; I may make up for it in the other maths papers. There…

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June, 1926, Thursday 3

Went to eight Mass and Communion, this being the feast of Corpus Christi. There is no procession to-day, but a large demonstration on Sunday next, all the men, military, police, bands and guards taking part. Though to-day is a holiday of obligation, we had English…

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June, 1926, Friday 4

Wanted to make 9 1st Fridays, but Mám won’t let me begin now, as I am in bad health, according to her. – Yesterday I got no 8 of ‘Lands and Peoples’. It is very interesting on China and Manchuria. Nos. 7 and 9 are…

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June, 1926, Saturday 5

Result of Arithmetic was out to-day. I got 65%, and two other fellows got the same. In Irish I got 244/400, 3rd place in class. Was kept back for dinner to-day because Dr. Scannell has decided that I am to be one of the thurifers…

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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, Monday 7

There were several pictures of the Procession in the ‘Examiner’ this morning. The crowd on the Parade looked immense. In one of the photos I come out behind the canopy bearer. Páp is mentioned in the account. A film of the whole thing was taken…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 8

Got a terrible fright last evening when I remembered that I forgot to turn off the petrol in the motor-bike yesterday, but it must have been alright, because Fr. Duggan didn’t say anything to-day. The petrol-lever must have been closed. – Yesterday I saw in…

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June, 1926, Wednesday 9

Yesterday Mammie gave Margherita notice, so she will be leaving us on 21st. She was very good except for her continual grumbling. Páp and I call her ‘Brummerl’ [little growler]. She can’t understand Páp at all, and is very cheeky to him, so that she…

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June, 1926, Thursday 10

Had a curious dream last night, about how I was climbing the rocks of Myrtleville with a few others when I came to a dirty pool in which was the body of a huge crocodile. After turning it over, I tried to jump the pool,…

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