May 1, 1947

Cloudy with rain tonight.

Opal washed some curtains. Painted the porch swing. I went up to Elizabeth’s this afternoon awhile.

Awfully windy.

Mr & Mrs Baurne here tonight. Stayed until bedtime.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184 entry for today's month and date.
It feels like 5184 has no say in what happens. People just show up.

About my little diary project

The goal is to post entries from the diaries and journals of my ancestors, willing friends and family, myself, and found public sources like a diary my godmother discovered in a Kentucky resale shop. I want to organize them by writer, date, and where possible, geographic location. The reason: I want to honor and create a shared, minimally curated source of daily accounts of life from ordinary people. If you’d like to participate, contact me for guidelines.

2 thoughts on “May 1, 1947

  1. I’m wondering whether Mr. and Mrs. Baurne stayed a bit too long. How fortunate that our writer’s cursive is so legible.

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