Fearless Females Blog Post: March 8: DIaries, Letters, and Journals

March 8 — Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt.

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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One thought on “Fearless Females Blog Post: March 8: DIaries, Letters, and Journals

  1. I've often said I would give my right arm for one letter written by my 3ggf David Scott. It would be such an insight to see what prompted him to write, what he thought, how he felt about something. But I'm sure any that survived his 1866 demise probably got thrown out in some subsequent "trash" removal. That's why I am such a pack rat!

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