Consider this quote:
Met Helen at 18th & Castro and we went down town. She had some errands to do, and I trailed around in her wake. Then went to the Owl, to show them my rubber gloves. After much time and argument they offered me another pair at half price. I said I wouldn't do it, so they gave me another pair. Then I left Helen and rushed to Hale's, where Kate was waiting for me. She had a turban she had made for me--with much pains and I wore that. We lunched at the Tivoli Café, then went to the Penn. Ins. where she arranged to have the policy made over to me--after her.
Brainstorm how we might begin gathering data from this diary excerpt. Consider:
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