January 3rd, 1926.
"Tonight during church service my own friend, Elda Herath, began her diary in the midst of Mr. Annette's sermon. It gave me the fever to hunt up this old diary that has been untouched for several years as one soons finds out. A few pages have been filled in during April and strangely enough these few days are brought back in such a realistic way. I don't know of any reason to write in this little book except Elda has started hers, though I have heard English teachers say that it is a wonderful habit to cultivate. My grandmother kept her diary quite faithfully and we enjoy it but I see no reason for anyone enjoying mine...unless it be myself when I shall look back to the days when...."
---18 year old Edna Catchpole---