Friday, March 08, 2013

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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Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Very nice. My mother was married in 1948 & I have similar notes & receipts from her wedding. Wish we could have gotten those prices for our daughter's wedding!

Betty Taylor said...

I think that is so great!