Let me back up a tad...a few years ago my cousin Gail bestowed upon me our grandmother's diary. You would have thought she gave me a diamond ring as this was a great treasure to me. There was only one diary which was meant to be used in 1935.
Why do I think my grandmother and I would have been kindred souls? Because she was crafty and everything she wrote about was also what I was interested in as well! Family, friends, current events, births, deaths, weather, employment, what time her husband arrived home, travels, visitors, types of crafts she made, hair appointments - you name it, there was a line or two in her diary.
This diary is red, slightly tattered with gold lettering and the pages have aged with time. Every page is not written on and some pages not only have multiple entries, but from multiple years. What gives it even more charm is that she has written in it in pen and at other times pencil and a small child, maybe Uncle Joe, Uncle Bill or Uncle Charlie or even my dad who she lovingly referred to as "Dickie". Her cursive is large and slanted not unlike the way my dad writes!
|Caroline O'Meara Nickerson's Diary|
As you can see my grandmother, without knowing it, left me a gift that will last all her family a lifetime. Thank you Nana Nickerson!