Comments On Article: The Home A Picture In Words
Grandma Donna wrote, S Scribbler, to answer your question where did my diaries come from. All of the diaries that I have are authentic, original diaries. My diaries start in the late 1800s and I do not collect anything past 1950s unless it comes with a lot. I have collected diaries for many years from assorted places. I purchase them from antique stores, estate sales and online sellers. I am particular about what I am looking for in a diary, something that represents the home and or the era. The diaries have gotten expensive now so I do not buy one very often. I have also purchased a few budget journals and feel very thankful to have found them. I like to share the diaries and journals so others can learn from them as I do. Some are very tattered and the pages darkened and pieces flake away so I have to be very careful handling them. I have one that is so very small and I do not know what she used to write with because it is written with a very fine tip and I have to use a magnifying glass to read the words and the year is 1904. The work was very hard long ago but the community they had was wonderful how they visited with one another regularly. People "called" on one another in person, not on the phone.
Don’t know if I’m on the right page, but somewhere GDonna showed a drawing of an old truck. Wish I could show it to Mom (gone 10 years) because she often talked about her whole family piling into an old truck many weekends during the war. They’d walk everywhere during the week to save their gas rations to drive to visit the maternal grandparents who lived “in the country.” From her description, I think your representation must be close to what she remembered. FYI, before her mother died in 1944, there were already 8 children with twins on the way, so it was a truckload
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