Monday, May 16, 1921

Fair, bright, cool, breezy day. Arose 7 A.M. Breakfast etc. To College 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. Got cap & gown. Out riding. Father traded even our Hudson for Kissel Kar sedan.

So, the Hudson is no more? Too bad. I was getting used to that car.  Looks like graduation is imminent. But alas, we won't know what it was like because this is the last entry for the year 1921. Stanford simply stops writing in his diary after this date. Therefore, this diary and blog now comes to an end.

Fortunately for us, he resumes in January 1922, a very important year in the life of Stanford Closson and all those who are descended from him because that is the year he meets his wife! So please join me at the next blog, Datebook 1922, on January 1st.

At the end of the diary there are a couple of lists: one entitled "Commencement Programs," and another entitled "Announcements."  They are below.  Note that someone (probably Ann) has put an asterisk next to Hazel's name in both lists. Hazel's inclusion here is the first indication in the diaries that Stanford was even aware of her existence. It makes you wonder who he thought would be reading his diaries that he would completely refrain from mentioning her. Did she attend the graduation, do you think?

The lists read like a Who's Who of Closson friends and family. I think I recognize most of the names from having come across them in his diaries over the years (especially noteworthy are Sawyer and Benedict). There are a few, though, that I'm curious about. See if you can find out who they are. Or maybe we'll see them again, next year.  Until then, have a happy holiday!

Sunday, May 15, 1921

Beautiful, bright, mild, dry day. Arose 8 A.M. Breakfast, shave, bath etc. To Church with D.S.R. To S.S. Dinner. Took nap. Took nap. [Is that 2 naps?] To Epworth League Anniversary meeting. M.M.B led. Russ, Mary Clute and I to Reynolds in our car. Lunch. Roamed around etc. Fine time. To bed 1 A.M.


Tuesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 14, 1921

There are no entries for these days and no explanations for why they are blank.

Monday, May 9, 1921

Overcast, mild, breezy day. Arose 7:15 A.M. Breakfast etc. To College 8 A.M. -12:30 M. Dinner. Helped father. Took nap. Down town. Supper. Worked on E.L. banquet committee. To Merris home on business. Wrote in diary, letter to D.S.R. To bed.

Wonder what he does downtown? He doesn't detail his activities there anymore. Alas!

Sunday, May 8, 1921

Marvelous, bright, warm day. Arose 8:30 A.M. Breakfast etc. To S.S. Mr. Antrim here to dinner. Talked etc. Worked on E.L. topic. Led meeting at 6:30 P.M. "What we owe to our parents." Talked. Walked up with Doris. To bed 12 P.M. Thankful for good PARENTS.

I guess there were no Mothers Day festivities in their house. But Stanford did seem to appreciate his mom, at least. No way to know who Mr. Antrim is.

Saturday, May 7, 1921

Left prom at 5 A.M. Took Dorothea home. Back to city. Breakfast etc. Slept 8 A.M.-2 P.M. Arose. To Union-Hamilton B.B. game 3-5 and tennis 5-1. Supper. Out for ride. To bed 10:30 P.M. Thankful for health, education etc.

I guess he went to a tennis match that Union apparently won? According to the 1921 Garnet, the tennis team won all their matches in 1919. That helps, since their other teams are not that good.

Friday, May 6, 1921

Beautiful, bright, Mild day. Arose 8 A.M. Odd jobs. Cleaned up car etc. Down town. Took bath. Supper. Short nap. Up. Dressed. To Parkers Corners after Miss Reynolds. Around town. To Junior Prom at College Gym 10 P.M. to 5 A.M. Wonderful time. 225 couples.

Ah, the Junior Prom! Now I know the reason for the dancing lessons and the fancy suit, complete! And he's apparently still dating Miss Reynolds.

I wonder why not the Senior Prom? Hmmm. Here is a photo taken from the 1921 Garnet of the 1920 Junior Prom. I can imagine it was similar to 1921.