Several years ago my mother, an artist and creative soul by nature, passed on to me a collection of diaries and journals she had acquired over the years. She knew I had a keen interest in written word, especially when it is of a personal nature. The history buff, genealogy…


November 1- Wednesday. Still cold-cleared off nice in late P.M. Didn’t really accomplish much today.

November 2- Thursday. Lovely day. Snow melted a lot. Did a big washing. Did some cleaning in shop in P.M.

November 3- Friday. Nice. Usual work. Oscar dis some work for Veida Hickey. The Bergmans…


October 1- Sunday. Nice day. Had 102 in S.S. Fellowship dinner after church. Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Bowman from Bible College had the service today. In evening after church we went over to Palmers and had cake and cocoa.

October 2- Monday. Nice. Did a lot of ironing. Mrs. Cornella…


September 1- Friday. Cloudy and cold. Rained a shower in evening. In bed most of the day. Sure haven’t felt very good. Got a nice letter from Mae.

September 2- Saturday. Cloudy and chilly. Felt better so got up and dressed. Worked on books in A.m. Cleaned up the house…


August 1- Tuesday. Pretty warm. Did an ironing. Went up to Mrs. Hills a little bit in A.M. Went over to Palmers in eve to a picnic supper. Had a lot of fun.

August 2- Wednesday. Warm again. Wind in P.M. Picked the beans and canned 10 qts. Went to…


July 1- Saturday. Nice, tried to rain but only got a few sprinkles. Washed clothes and ironed. Also cleaned the rug. Oscar helped do that. Art Smith and wife were here in P.M. Then we went grocery shopping and got milk. …


June 1- Thursday. Nice-got pretty warm. We worked outside a lot irrigating and getting ready to plant more garden. Mae and two of her friends came for a little while in P.M. My cold makes me feel miserable.

June 2- Friday. Nice and warm. Finished up an ironing. Worked outside…


May 1- Monday. Nice but chilly wind. Irrigated. Oscar had another appointment with the dentist. Orville P. was here in P.M. Clarence left for home after 3.

May 2- Tuesday. Chilly. Ironed some. Went with Oscar to Doctor in A.M. Oscar went with Earl and got some pipe in P.M…


April 1- Saturday. Nice. Washed clothes in A.M. Didn’t get much done as had a window salesman. Ordered storm windows. In P.M. Oscar went down to the church for awhile. We went to the Canon Baptist Church in eve-Real good service. …


March 1- Wednesday. Snowy and cold but cleared off. Didn’t feel good so didn’t get anything done. Devere came over in P.M. for a few minutes. We went to Church at night. Missionary Meeting. John Lyons died last night.

A Written Life

A chronological transcription of written entries from 3 antique journals/diaries belonging to 1 woman. Dates from 1933–1972.

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