Thursday, March 5, 1931
Jack wrote to his parents, ruefully reporting among other things that he was assigned to Dr. Hume’s table in the Choate dining hall for the fifth week running.
“Every week the boys draw numbers to see which table they will go to for that week. The Dr. makes me sit with him and Mrs. Hume along with about three or two sixth formers and one other fellow who is usually a (sic) upper former. I don’t have a very live time and he tells the same line of talk to every table and so soon I will be able to give a full and interesting took [talk?] for morning, noon, and night a la Hume. Mrs. Hume says something and you can’t hear it so you laugh and nod your head.”
[253, p. 93]