Gertie Grimmer, currently nursing at the 1st
Eastern General Hospital in Cambridge, received a “Confessions” Album for Christmas from her friend Ethel. Here are some "confessions” from three of her friends: Betty Benfield, Isabel Campbell, and Ruby Whytock.
Of what country are you a native?
Who is the greatest state man living?
Betty: Sir John Jellicoe
Isabel: Earl Kitchener
Ruby: Sir John Jellicoe
Should bachelors be taxed?
Betty: Good heavens yes!!
Ruby: Certainly not
Who is your favourite hero in history?
Isabel: General Gordon
Ruby: General Gordon
Who is your favourite heroine in history?
Betty: Bloody Mary
Isabel: Grace Darling
Ruby: Grace Darling
Do you prefer the Town to the Country?
Betty: Town rather
At what age should a man marry?
Betty: It depends on his stability
At what age should a woman marry?
Betty: When she feels inclined and gets the chance
Ruby: When she is asked and feels like it
Are you in favour of “Votes for Women”?
Ruby: No. No. No.
What is your life’s ambition?
Betty: To travel
Isabel: Ain’t got any
Ruby: To get married and have children
Do you object to women smoking?
Betty: Certainly not
Isabel: Certainly not
Where would you like to live?
Betty: On the top of the car
Ruby: Capital of
What is your favourite Outdoor Pastime?
Betty: Boating and ….
What is your favourite Indoor Pastime?
Betty: Music and ….
Do you consider yourself to be useful or ornamental?
Betty: Both. Am absolutely necessary.
What are your favourite Christian Names?
Betty: Ebenezer and Sophia
Isabel: Lionel and Eileen
Ruby: Ormond and Jean
Source Confessions Album of Gertie Grimmer[X291/498]
 Gertie Grimmer was the aunt of well-known Ampthill local historian, Andrew Underwood.