ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS
From the 1916 diary of Alexei Romanov:
January 1. Got up late today. Had tea at 10 o’clock, then went to [see] Mama. Mama is not feeling well, so she was lying down all day. Sat at home, because I have a cold. Had breakfast with Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. In the afternoon went to Kolya’s and played there. It was really fun. Had dinner at 6 o’clock, then played. At 8 o’cl. was at Mama’s during their dinner. At 10 o’cl. was in bed.
January 2. Got up late. Did not take a walk. Read in English. Had breakfast with O., T., M., A. Mama stayed in bed . Did not walk during the day. Played with Alexei and Sergei. Had dinner at 6 o’clock. At 8 o’cl. was at dinner at Mama’s. Went to bed late.
From the book Russia’s Last Romanovs: In Their Own Words