Shirley’s Journal Entry


Stolen at Shirley’s Thursday May 22, 1924. Grace Lemely, Sandy Jennings, Pauline Wolfe, Hazel Simpson, Jame Keithley, Davona Young, Gilbert Hammon and I skipped school and went to Chillicothe in Grace’s Buick. We got awful dirty but we had a wonderful time. We went to Woolworth’s and stole every thing we could Pauline being able to get away with the most valuable article. It took her a long time to decided what color comb she wanted but finally took a black and white one.

Business Cards and Souveniers

Ethel Doyle, Erwin & I Chillicothe June 9, 1925. Fun?- I’ll say- Plans for Beaver Lake but our plans didn’t work.

(Less we forget) Herbert Saunders, Harry Morris drummer and violinist- Alley’s Cafe- Curves?? “Beasely and Red Ball yes! gods”

Did I fall? Oh! Lord. Met in Chilli, the romantic town, ride home Wed. nite at dance. Studebaker. Ditched?? Tired??

Pretty good dancer

“It’s three o’clock in the morning” Early yes? Florence, Clair Slonecker, Etta, Georgie May, Myrtle, Charlie May- More fun- Napes Cafe- Paw Paw patch- Swim- next morning

Gosh! Hard to get rid of.

April Fool- found in an alley?

Chillicothe 7-18-25 7-19-25 Swimming Fun?- Oh! gee-

Ethel Rosenbaum, me & one serious talk

Found on Harris Ave, can we forget Harris Ave Ethel?

Chillicothe Drive Sketch



This old suitcase has gone many a mile.


Now you wouldn’t believe 5 doz eggs was in this box. The bottle + what did it contain?


Tense- Hortense Thompson
Ginny- Virginia Thompson
War- Warine Kelly
Daggy- Davina Harvey

“My name is Houseswifer”
“I have three cars”
“Yes, I have a room as Chillicothe.”
You, know I am a bachelor.

Lest we forget.
Mr. Chas Glover
Route 9
Trenton, Mo.

Margaret Keating Inscription


Why should a young lady get “ill” riding in a coupe?? Was in the coupe??

April 30, 1925

Dear “Dage”:

Well we are almost at the “jumping off” place. After twelve years of work together in the close distance we can almost see our “sheepskins”.
Don’t dare ever forget 3rd ward and a little blond with long hair who was skinny and mean, she got over the skinniness but not the meanness. Our high school days and last but not least our many arguments over locker keys.
Remember one evening that we went to Chili??? Remember Dick the hero of our dime novel??? The day we tried to take down the fence at the football game?? And if you feel inclined to wonder, think and work, tell me why does light penetrate into seemingly dark places?

Your third ward friend,
Margaret Keating

Stolen Tissue

Not very valuable but very important place that u came from. Court House, Chillicothe, MO, May 22, 1924
Skipped School
Buick 6, we had a good time with the plug out and everything.
Grace Lemley
“Sandy” Jennings
Pauline Wolf
Hazel Simpson
James Kuthly
Davona Young
Gilbert Hammons
Gib got knocked in the head
The next Tues. Florence, Sandy, Grace and I went the result being a hit on the lip.

Shirley’s Menu and Receipt



Coca Cola 05
Root Beer 05
Lemonade 10
Smile 05
Grape Juice 10
Grape Rickey 15
Phosphates 05
Green River 05
Gingerale 10
Limeade 10
Frappes Fruit 15
Cherry 15
Strawberry 15
Pineapple 15
Chocolate 15
Marshmallow 15
Carmel 15
Fruit Salad 20
Smooths 15
Malted Milk 15
Malted Milk with egg 20
Green River 15
Root Beer 15
Orange 15
Strawberry 15
Lemon 15
Chocolate 15
Marshmallow 15
Cherry 15



Home Made 20 Minted Bridge 20
Banana Split 25 Parfait, any flavor 15
Egg Lemonade 15 Egg Smooths 20


Tenderloin 10 Pimento Cheese 10
Pimento Ham 10 Combination 25
Ham 10 St. Paul 15
Salad 10 Pork 10
Ham and Egg 25 Tongue 10
Olive 10
Chilli 10
Tamales 10
Soup 10
Milk, bottle 05 Hot Chocolate 10
Coffee 05 Tea 10
Special plate lunches each day


Cream of Tomato Soup 10c
Chicken Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Tomatoes 35c
Baked Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Relish 35c
Cottage Cheese with Wafers 15c
Pineapple Salad with Wafers 15c
Spiced Cake Pudding 10c
Angel Food Cake 10c
Custard Pie 10c
Apple Pie 10c

Grace Lemley Inscription


Dear Davina:

Surely you’ll never forget me because of our trip to “Chilli”. I’ll never forget it if I live to be a hundred years old, I was certainly afraid I had marred your beauty by throwing you into the top, but I’m sure glad it healed up so well. I also remember that night we sure had a keen time even though we were scared half to death on the way home.
Davina I have always known you as a good old scout and I want to remember you as such.

Wishing you all the success in the world I remain,
Your friend,

Grace Lemley ‘24

Lockie Lee Canady Inscription


February 26, 1925

Dear Davina,

Don’t forget the time at the football game between Marysville and Trenton where we had to drive all over town, hunting for Hershey Bars and other kind of boxes and the hard luck you had with the fender on somebody’s car.
Then again will you ever forget the night when we went to Chillicothe and the wild ride home when we tried to imitate the ‘Big Dip’ at Electric Park. And the delicious chocolate sodas we had that night at Shirley’s. I can still taste them.
In years to come I shall always remember the girl who fixed me up such “keen” cokes at Fairs Drug Store.
Remember me as one of T.H.S.’ old students of 1925.

Lockie Lee Canady

Virginia Caldwell Inscription



Dearest Davina!

This is a terrible time to write. Assembly and all the kids yelling and carrying on. Study hall-
Well! That’s over:
Davina. I believe we first became friends over a mutual unhappiness. Big fact! I don’t know how many times we’ve spent in Fairs taking off, trying on, and changing shoes, but it must number up in the thousands.
Never forget the wild night ride to Chilli in the Hudson when you lost the money and nearly killed us in the bargain.
Well, old dear, our terms almost up and I must admit that I’m sorry and that we’ve sure had some hot times.
But never forget the craziest fool in old T.H.S.

Virginia Caldwell