Everything has gone wrong. 1917 will be grand. E. did not work in P.M. Sick headache. Mr. Beardsley called. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Miss R. Ted Miller operated on.
Note: A strange tantalizing way to start the 1917 diary. I have no idea what Ada means by this. Is she referring to her mother and May being sick?
"Miss R." is Marion Roberts, a teacher and soon to be Ada's unmarried brother Fred's steady lady friend.
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