Monday, January 05, 2009

Thank You

Thank you to all the many readers who read through these diary entries one day at a time through the past nearly three years.

As you've surmised, I do not have any more of Grandma's diaries beyond 1927. My aunt has made some attempts to find out if any remaining diaries are buried in boxes somewhere amongst far-flung relatives, but has come up with nothing.

In the next few days, I'll post some additional information on Grandma, Gilbert, Dale, Dick, Albert, Ned, and Marjorie, along with my mom, Eleanor, born in 1929.

If you have any specific questions, please leave me a comment.

A very special thank you to Annie in Austin, who did many kind, random acts of geneaology, sending me emails with additional information on some of the distant relatives and grandma's neighbors.

14 comments:

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the many entries. I wish there were more! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank YOU for so faithfully copying each entry and providing us a glimpse of what life was like back then. I have really enjoyed every diary entry and will miss it.

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  3. I have really enjoyed reading these, too! Your grandmother sounds like an amazing woman. Thank you so much for sharing her with us!

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  4. Thank you so much!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing these diaries. It has been a real treat to read them.

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  6. I've only just found this, so will go back and start at the beginning. Thank you so much for sharing these treasures with us!

    Tina (PS I am sorry to post anonymously, but Google does not ever seem to recognize my user name)

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  7. You're very welcome, Carol. I'm happy to have found records for you of people that are connected to your family - sometimes following the clues from Ruth's diary was like a little detective game, and I enjoyed the hunt ;-]

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  8. Carol,

    I've just found this blog recently and finished reading the last entry today. It makes me as sad as if I'm leaving old friends or my own family. Thank you for sharing your family with us. I feel that I will miss all of this family as if they were my own. Please post any additional info you can.

    Connie

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  9. This is simply wonderful---I followed the link from Jon's Garden, and found this delightful place.

    The faces and the words---they are so evocative of the time and the days I've seen only in the black-and-white of our albums.

    Miss Ruth smiles gently into the camera, her corsage and hat perched just so, and I'm looking forward to reading her words of far ago.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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  10. I think it's fantastic that you were able to complete this project.

    I recently started a blog and posted an entry from my great-grandmother's diary this weekend. I was wondering if anyone had done the same and came across your site. I look forward to reading all the entries. Thanks so much.

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  11. You may think me silly, but have you ever considered tweeting her diary via Twitter.com. Such is the case with John Quincy Adams. Those connected with his history have opted to post his entries each day. Just as in followers of blogs, and myspace folks who fall into certain genres (ie art deco, mid-century modern, etc) I am sure devotees of that time period would love following her diary entries. And for those who are otherwise, finding and following would very much serve as a learning experience. The catch-22 in posting her diaries would be the 140 keystroke limit. Words such as "and" would have to be change to the symbol "&" "2" used in lieu of "to" and so on. So conciseness would sometimes be an issue.
    You may have a full plate w/o my suggestion.....but I encountered your May Dream Gardens blog by accident, then clicked on this one out of curiosity, in turn becoming fascinated. I am teaching my age 76 mom pc, so I will have her take a look at this blog. And, re your May Dream Gardens blog---another Indiana gardener & blogger (and follower/tweeter) by the name of @kissmyaster at twitter.com.

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  12. Thank you so much for posting your gramma's diary. I have so enjoyed reading it and wish there were more to come. Rose reminds me of my own gramma who I always remember wearing her good black Sunday dress with a white apron. Reading these diary entries has enticed me to start one of my own alto' with all the modern conveniences we have it won't be quite so interesting to my grandchildren.

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  13. I stumbled across this while doing reasearch on our Smith line here in Montour Co Pa. No connection that I know of, but I wanted to let you know that I think it is wonderful that you are sharing this information in such an accessible way for your relatives! I always hope to make connections with people like you, but seldom do the lines match up where I would like. :-)

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