April 25, 1931 - Ray came this morning about 6:15. None of us were up. We surely worked hard today. Got practically everything moved. I took all my things home with me tonite. The bottom in the back of Ray's car was full to the brim. Ralph and I went to Hoskins to the dance tonite. Paul Ross' played. I had a good time. Walter came home Tuesday and is going back tomorrow.
April 26, 1931 - I looked over and packed up my things this morning. All of us went to Uncle Max's today. Florence, Loretta, Edwin, Ray, Ralph and I went to see Martha this afternoon. She had lots of company. Florence, Edwin, Ralph and I went to the show at Wayne tonite. It was "Hell's Angels", an awfully good picture but real sad. Ralph wanted to go to a barn dance tonite but I wouldn't go because of Edwin.
April 27, 1931 - My first day to walk 14 blocks to school! I was about winded. And then Chinn took us on a 2 mile hike! I went home for dinner at Aunt Mary's. I went up to the hall this evening and went to the piano recital with Miriam Bracken.
Did I miss something or just forget? Martha had surgery, so I have that. But why not go to a barn dance because of Edwin?
I read this synopsis of the movie, and I wholeheartedly agree with Grandma that it is sad:
When Roy finally introduces Monte to Helen, she invites Monte to her flat. Monte tries to rebuff her advances for his brother's sake, but gives in. The next morning, however, he is for once ashamed of himself.
Later, in France, Monte is branded a coward for shirking his duty when his replacement is shot down in his place. When a Staff Colonel asks for two volunteers for a suicide mission, Roy and Monte step up. They are to destroy a vital enemy munitions depot their squadron had tried to blow up for days. They will sneak in using a captured German bomber the next morning so that a British brigade will have a chance in their otherwise hopeless afternoon attack.
That night, Roy discovers Helen in a nightclub with Captain Redfield. When he tries to take her home, she turns on him, revealing that she never loved him, that she was, in fact, not the young innocent he believed her to be. Devastated, Roy joins Monte for some carousing. Monte decides not to go on the mission and nearly persuades Roy to do the same, but in the end, Roy drags Monte back to the airfield.
They are given the option of talking or facing a firing squad by none other than Roy's old dueling opponent. Monte decides to save his life. Unable to change his brother's mind, Roy convinces Monte that he should speak with the German general alone. He offers to tell what he knows on condition that there is no witness to his treason. The general is persuaded to give him a pistol (with one bullet) to kill Monte. Roy fails to get Monte to do the right thing, and has no choice but to shoot his brother in the back. Afterward, Roy is executed. The British attack gets off to a successful start.