March 8 — Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt.
My mother was born Eileen KINNICK in December of 1918. She kept a daily diary from 1932 until she died in 1999.
At the age of 17 as it began, her 1936 diary takes us through the graduating semester of high school when her 'beau' for a long time 'dumped' her. She graduated, entered the work world, and then 'met' Pete, who became my father, as a serious boyfriend. They got to know each other on the dance floor and were married on St. Patrick's Day of 1938. I arrived in July of 1939.
It was a true pleasure, and labor of love, to have transcribed this one year of her life to share. Adding the modern links to the books she read and the movies she loved helped me to see her life in perspective much better. I hope you agree.
Families are Forever! ;-)