Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 23, 1936

plesant day & cold
Rec'd letter from Iliff and also Clara with check for $20.00 paid to Dec- 2-
I got parsnips from gardens for dinner-
I erupted ashes in south room stove and laid kindling for fire in both stoves and swept up etc.getting ready for Thanks giving- Mother good

Letter from Clara to Irene dated Nov. 21, 1936

Pages 2 & 3 of the Nov. 21 letter to Irene

Page 4 of Clara's letter to Irene

Envelope showing Nov. 21, 1936 Newburgh, NY postmark


  1. Does Clara send the checks to help support their mother? I am sure you explained it somewhere, but I must have missed that post?

    1. Yes, Clara pays Irene to take care of Mother because she is a teacher in Newburgh which is about 3 1/2 hours away in 2014.

    2. Thanks for answering my question. I do check in regularly, I don't always comment. But, I LOVE this journal that you are sharing.

    3. Any time! I love that I have a few dedicated readers like you. I have more family diaries & journals to share, but I'm trying to figure out the logistics for 2015.


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