February, 1926, Monday 1

Great disgust on seeing criticism of concert. Absolutely rotten. While every trash gets the highest praise in the ‘Examiner’, this beautiful concert, and all really artistic performances, are shamefully ignored. Many resolutions of going to Germany as soon as possible, where good efforts of any…

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February, 1926, Tuesday 16

Was delighted to hear in school that John Cottrell is being taken back on Sunday next. Great excitement at Doctor Scannell’s rigid new method of putting a check to the breaking of school regulations. A committee was formed by senior grade fellows to-day to put…

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March, 1926, Thursday 11

Had great fun in school with Mr. Lenihan, commonly known as Dickie. Whenever he makes a joke, and they are generally very poor, we all stand up and salaam for about 5 minutes. It flatters rather than annoys him. Stayed again for final hurley-practice. Went…

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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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