Back in 2010, in honor of Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo created a list of writing prompts for each day during the month of March. I didn’t participate in 2010, so I’m going to take the opportunity to participate this year, since Lisa was kind enough to resurrect her prompts for 2012.
Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt.
My grandmother kept a Vacation Journal from 1959 to 1981. She would record everything from places they stopped for gas, to what they did at their destination; she even included all expenses. Below is an excerpt from a trip to Iowa to visit family.
I' haven’t had the chance to actually read through or transcribe this journal. But even though this particular entry is short, there is a lot of information contained, such as that both Mabel and Ethel were living in July 1960, and…the kicker…Mabel had three family photo albums…I wonder where those are now!
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