A Visit to Alice's Grave
Monday September 10th - Sunday September 16th 1900
By Penny Allen-Smith
Monday September 10th
A nice day again. Did not get home till 9.30. Nothing to report.
Tuesday September 11th
Weather still fine. I missed the 8.35 train, and did not get home till 10.30. Tired out.
Wednesday September 12th
Still fine. Got home at 6.30 tonight which was quite a treat. I left at five but Eva Fawcett and I walked to Euston as we wanted to call into a shop and get a present for Maggie Gosling’s birthday. We got her a purse. I went down to the Service and stayed to choir practice.
Thursday September 13th
Looked rather dull first thing but cleared up a lovely day afterwards. Eva and I went home with Maggie to tea, and we stayed there until nearly half past nine. I called in at Flo’s house coming home.
Friday September 14th
We are having lovely weather just right for the holidays, not too hot but quite warm enough. I got out at Harrow instead of coming onto Bushey as Mary had gone to spend the day with Mrs Selena Balchin who is minding a house in Harrow. She and Mary came and met me at the Station. I just had time to look over the house and have some tea then it was time to come away. We caught the 10 to 8 train from Harrow. I went straight up to Lil’s from the station. She is getting on very nicely.
Saturday September 15th
Another lovely day. I had my dinner at the office then caught the 1.17 from Camden to Richmond. I had to wait 3/4 of an hour there. I got to Kingston about 3.30. Auntie was very pleased to see me, she seems rather shaky and gets very low spirited being so much alone.
Sunday September 16th
Another glorious day except for a slight shower in the evening. I went with Harry to the Weslyan Chapel in the morning and in the afternoon a friend of Harry’s took me me up to the cemetary to see Alice’s grave. Harry met us coming back and took us for a walk by the river. In the evening Auntie went to Chapel with me.