5 of the night. The gentlemen all praised the cook, but Jenny had to go home. Them days everybody wore big heavy corsets, laced in the back, and onct you loosed the laces, - why you'd be twice the size you was, no matter how thin you looked.
“We often went to shows in Boston, but they was not like the shows now. Onct the ‘Black Crooks' was playing in Boston, and the antics of them actresses was somethin' awful. The bold things had nothin' on but long black tights. Nice people never went to them kind of shows. We liked shows like ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin', and the like, for them shows had lessons and morals to them. Then there was Operas, and sometimes they had funny men that told jokes. I was never much of a hand for shows, and after I got engaged to Pa we didn't go out much. After we got married, it was different, for we had babies, and them days when a woman had got married, she just stayed home, and did her house work and took care of the babies. Pa never wanted m e to join things. He said women that belonged to clubs and lodges just went there to gossip. I never belonged to a club in my life, and the only things I did was go to church and take care of the house. Funny, I never enjoyed women coming in my house when Pa lived, but now I like to have people come. Sometimes I think I'd like to belong to clubs or lodges but then, I don't like people to know my business, and women have a way of prying at your affairs. John and Bill never want me to go to clubs, but Marie says many's the time, it would be nice for me. Then I hear they talk about things