Tag: found stories

July 11, 1947

Rain.

Lillie still here.

Josie Johnson here this afternoon. Mrs. Bourne here.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184, for today's month and day.
First time I’ve seen both a first and last name. Maybe this is a new boarder.

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.

July 10, 1947

Cloudy.

Lillie still here.

Elizabeth was here for dinner.

Went to town to meet Grace and paid the bills.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184, for today's month and day.
They are never getting rid of Lillie.

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.

July 9, 1947

Cloudy & rain.

Nannie here to spend the day. Neida & Bill here awhile.

Lillie is still here.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184, for today's month and day.

Lillie is like, “I’m here for the fancy work and I shall not leave until the fancy work is complete.”

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.

July 8, 1947

Cloudy.

Lillie worked on her scarf. Opal worked on her rug. Francis went to town and got Lillie another piece to embroider.

Original handwritten version of the diary entry for No. 5184, for today's month and day.
I wonder what our writer thinks of all this fancy work and why they aren’t doing it.

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.