I don’t have any diaries or journals from any of my female ancestors. I do have one keepsake from my mother–a notebook she kept while planning her wedding in 1947.
In this notebook, she kept a detailed description of all the things she purchased for the big day–from the rings, to the blood test, to how many pounds of ground meat for the stuffed cabbage to be served at the reception! She noted in detail how much each item cost. My mother was meticulous when it came to keeping track of expenses and good at math. I love looking at this book–it reveals so much about my mother’s personality.
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What a fun great treasure you have. Not only is it great to see what each item cost but to have it in her hand writing. This will be great to pass down to each generation.
Wow! That is a wonderful treasure to have. Weddings were much cheaper in those days.