Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 1936

Cold zero this A.M.
Done all the chores and got corn and grain-
Swept and dusted up stairs-
Rec'd a letter from Christine today-
Harry Baker came this after-noon and brought groceries & meat and shovelled out driveway
Mother has been wonderfull all day

*Irene really loved to double up on her "L"s. I was just chatting with someone on Twitter about weird double letters in English, like bookkeeping, misspelled, & earrings, but in Irene's case these are misspellings. At least she is consistent with it.


  1. I'm so addicted to your blog now :) I'm still reading back to some of the early entries and it's completely fascinating, including your references to other family links you've discovered.

    I'm curious - and please feel free to ignore this if you prefer - but did Irene's step-mother maybe have early onset dementia? Her behaviour sounds like that of people I've know who've suffered with that.

    Thanks for the daily 'hit' that your awesome blog provides!! Best wishes - Shroo:)x

    1. It is quiet possible Mother was suffering dementia or Alzheimer's. We just don't know. There were not a lot of people on my dad's side of the family, then many of them didn't have kids. So there isn't a lot of anecdotal evidence to fall back on.

  2. This is interesting, and it reminds me a lot of the way my Grandmother wrote. Matter of fact, dailies.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to more of this. A different and interesting concept for a blog.

    1. Thanks. I try to focus on facts when writing in my diary as well. But I can get stuck inside my head, so sometimes that comes out. Irene was pretty matter-of-fact. My dad remembers her really well. He used to spend a few weeks every summer with her.


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.