Diary Entry for 9/1/1958

Alex Duff’s funeral. Merrill & I went. Merrill was one of bearers. Raining again. We celebrated Jim’s birthday in evening. Bill Howard’s barn burned in PM on Elm Ridge Road.

Diary Entry for 9/2/1958

Jim’s 15th birthday. He got cards from June, Mom’s, & Uncle Berle. Vernon went back to Oswego to start teaching. Got letter from Uncle Berle.

Diary Entry for 9/5/1958

Jim starts in new Philadelphia High School for first. Bob Miller is bus driver. Merrill finished combining at Kettles. Merrill is sick with grippe. Jim only went to school 1 1/2 hours in AM.