May 12, 1947

Today’s entry from the unknown writer of a 1947 diary found in Kentucky:

Pretty day.

We washed. I painted the screen doors & a chair. We painted the wall going down in the basement. Set out tomatoes. Nick & Mrs. Burning bought a place on Chenault Rd.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184 entry for today's month and date.
I was hoping for more on Elizabeth, but this is what we got.

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.

One thought on “May 12, 1947

  1. I’m intrigued by the darkened square on the paper…was there a photograph pasted in, at one time?

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