Union Suit 7/10/23

July 10, 1923

The second innovation!  Father took off my shirt and dipes today and dressed me in a nice little union suit.  At night and at nap time I’ll still wear dipes, but at no other time.  And stork pants have been entirely discarded: weeks ago.


Greenville 7/7/23

July 7, 1923

Greenville, Pa.

Aunt Arey, Daddy and I left Jersey City last night on Erie train No. 5 at 8:45. Almost at once James, the porter, made up my berth in the drawing room and Daddy put me to bed. I was very much excited, (what with taxis and ferries and “regular trains” and everything) and I didn’t go to sleep till nearly ten.  But when I did get off, I slept right straight through all the noise and jolting for twelve hours: and even then Daddy had to rouse me in order that we might answer the “third and last call for breakfast!”

First thing I did when I got to Gran’ma’s was to go out in the yard and run about in the grass, a most pleasant thing to do after living for months in an apartment.  After nap and dinner I was in the yard again and made the acquaintance of a lot of flowers and a tame grey squirrel that was playing about the yard.  Later I discovered the stairs in the house and spent a happy hour climbing up and down them all by myself.

Fred and Clara Smith and their daughter, Martha Smith Graff, whom I had seen in Brooklyn a few weeks previously, came to see me just as I was finishing supper; but all I could think of to say to them was my mystic phrase—”Dig-dum-humph-L-bug!” And even I don’t know what it means!  Though I built it up out of my own head a long time ago.

Looks to me as though “Greenbill” is a pretty good place to spend a summer!

To Dr. Smith’s 7/3/23

July 3, 1923

Daddy took me to Dr. Smith for a final look-over before going away. (we are going to Greenville soon)  The doctor said it was a “fine examination.”

  • Weight —— 38 lbs
  • Height —— 37 1/4 in., in stocking feet.
  • Head —— 20 1/2 in. around

I have weighed as much as 40 lbs. but I’m growing up now very rapidly and so am getting thinner.

Also the doctor discovered that my lower right and lower left two-year molars are through.  Only one more tooth to get—and they are all coming through with absolutely no trouble.

Feet Improving 6/30/23

June 30, 1923

My feet are improving so much that Dr. Truslow raised the “arches” a little.

I have to go through certain exercises before I go to bed: bending up my foot ten times.  And it is because I am so eager to turn up my feet myself that the muscles are growing stronger.

New Sandals 6/23/23

June 23, 1923

Aunt Betty went to New York last night, Grandma is in Greenville and Aunt Sara is on an all-day motor trip, so Father and I have been alone all day.  But he takes care of me perfectly and I love to have him about to play with.

In the afternoon he took me out to the shoe store and got me a pair of sandals.