My GOBEE plan continues . . ."G" is for garden, "O" is for organize, "B" is for book and blog.
Several years ago at a flea market I came upon an old set of handwritten journals. They were written by a lady named Mattie Lou Ewing. Mattie lived in Sulphur Springs and I have her journals from 1947, 1948, 1949, 1956, and 1962. She lived, what she probably considered, a very normal rural farm life. But reading these journals in the 21st century, one realizes what a truly different world it was.
So . . .right now I am in the process of transcribing these journals. Eventually I would like to do some research about her and the 40's and 50's, etc. and somehow work it all into a book. (And now I've got time to do it).
Here's a little peek at Mattie's first few entries of 1947:
This is the first diary I ever attempted to keep, but I know
I will enjoy every “day” of this new year. The snow and ice has everything
completely covered, and it's a very beautiful sight. I have a head-ache, but am
having a wonderful time, with my rag rug. B.B. is at the farm and will bring
the calf home for food.
It’s still dark and gloomy out-side. Buster is at the farm
feeding cows. I am feeling fine today and “Short Tom” is enjoying our bright
fire. We went to see “Janie Gets Married” at the mission. We came home by 8 and
listened to radio. The calf was delivered to plant and killed. We will have
plenty of beef.
(B.B. and/or Buster is her husband).
I have also kept a handwritten journal since I was a little girl (off and on), so I find this sort of thing very interesting.
I'm also going to attempt to do better with this blog--try to make an entry almost every day--I always feel it will probably be boring . . .