ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: DIARY OF MARIA ROMANOV – 23 FEBRUARY, 1916.
From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov:
23 February. Had lessons. Went to church 5 with Papa. Breakfast with same, with Count Sheremetiev and Mama on the couch. Built the tower, and jumped from it. Had tea in the playroom. Had music. Went to church 5 with Papa and Mama. Had dinner 4 with Papa, Count Sheremetiev and Mama on the couch. Papa read, Anya was here.