Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, November 24th, 1898

Thanksgiving

This is a beautifull day on account of this being Thanksgiving day we have no drills we have Thanksgiving Service and Sacrat Concert at the Opera House in the Morning we have Oatmeal for Breakfast fried Pat Steak and Bread and Coffee for dinner the Offrs treethed us to some Ginger Snaps and Canned Pears also for Souper we had Boston backed Beans in the afternoon most of us seeing Admiral Dewy who attented a Reception given by the German Consul the Native Band visits our Quarters and gives us some good Musik the same men remain on the sick List it is clear as we goe to bed 10 p.m.

Thanksgiving

This is a beautiful day on account of this being Thanksgiving day. We have no drills. We have Thanksgiving Service and a sacred concert at the Opera House. In the morning we have oatmeal for breakfast, fried pat steak, bread and coffee for dinner. The officers treated us to some gingersnaps and canned pears. Also for supper we had Boston baked beans. In the afternoon, most of us saw Admiral Dewey who attended a reception given by the German Consul. The native band visits our quarters and gives us some good music. The same men remain on the sick list. It is clear as we go to bed at 10 p.m.