Do you keep a diary?
I think I did when I was little, but don't now.
But is a way our blogs are a diary? We tell
about our families, trips, happiness, sadness,
I looked at the date and realized my Grandmother
who lived at 1515 died 56 years ago yesterday.
Before my brother and I were even born.
But I feel like I know her and I know her
parents Mama and Papa, her siblings,
Walter, Jamie, Clifford, Max, Esther and
Annie.......because of Annie
Have you seen these record ledgers at antique stores?
They were used for many things.
My Aunt used them as a diary.
this is the one she used during WWII
She wrote them from 1900-1945
It is everyday life sprinkled with
the same things I mentioned we blog about.
Trips, families, happiness, sadness and new purchases.
I can read about my Grandmothers "Bessie" 10th birthday in
some tell of elaborate parties some just the passing of the
day like in 1902.
My very favorite is this entry
It is a way I can also pinpoint so many pictures for the dates.
My Great Great Great Grandmother Hickman 2nd rt
with her 90 layer cake!
Reading the diary makes the day feel like I was there.
My Dad's cousin is scanning all the diaries so we
can share them with all the family.
I can read about the day my Grandparents
moved into 1515.
My Great Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.
The day my Dad was born.
How valuable is that.
So remember, your blog can be thought of as
your modern day diary.