July 4, 1947

pretty day.

Mr. & Mrs. Bourne came over for a while.

Mr. & Mrs. Bourne went to Joyland Park tonight.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184, for today's month and day.
They probably went for the fireworks. Why didn’t our writer go? Are they just stuck in the house, day after day, recording who comes over?

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 “July 4, 1947

  1. I got very excited thinking that Fayland park might be a clue as to their whereabouts, but a search on the Internet only show the Fayland park in England. However, I tried Jayland Park and came upon Joyland amusement park in Lexington Kentucky! And, you were right that she runs a boarding house….pieces of the puzzle.

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