December 29, 1918-January 1, 1919
Dec 29. Sun. wrote to Cecil. Down town & tried to get watch fixed. Had pictures here tonite. French and german comedy - very poor stuff. Orchestra played. Onion sang. Baum back.
Dec 30 Mon. Rehearsal this morning. Bought Haneys Elgin for 10 F. G.M & parade in afternoon. yesterday was phys. inspection. ate at new caf‚ tonite. pretty little girl here. letters from Thelma & Forest.
Dec. 31-Tue. Played for drill, rehearsal in afternoon. Rained - no parade. was up town tonite. At 12 Ettelruck band and our band & corks was out. Every one was drunk. Mike, Ed, Brenen, Buck, Axle, Netz & Glasco and some others not qute so bad, but these were nutty. did everything.
[appended on this page]
Remarks- Get "Hawaian Moon light." Read "The Golden Highway."
Prayer offered by one of the 3 wise men who followed Star of the east. "From Ben Hurr." Father of all. God! What we have is of thee. Take our thanks and bless us that we may continue to do thy will. Amen
Order of the Garter -"My good lord, the loving company of the order of the garter have recieved you as their bro. and fellow. In token where of, they give you this garter, which god grant you may recieve & wear from hence forth, to His praise and glory, and to the exaltation and honour of the noble Order and yourself.
Diry of January 1919
Resolution To get home as quickly as possible. and stay there as long as possible.
Jan 1-Wed. And so time flies - 1st day of 1919. A big field meet held for our regiment. We played for it and all the way in. fine dinner. Sgt. Bear is surly doing his part. Cooks are clean. Had apples served to us. Had good time flirting with a little Lux. girl at meet. Gave concert, good one in afternoon. Spent evening in cafe. Ed drunk all day yesterday & today. did not play at all.