Last month I started to scan and transcribe my grandmother's tiny 3" diary and publish those pages on my blog. Gertrude Hitchings was fourteen years old, and kept this little diary for the year 1920. You can read the first installment HERE. I'll be posting sections of this diary every week for Amanuensis Monday.
|March 28 - 30, March 1 - 3|
Sun. Mar. 28, 1920
Russell, her newly married brother, lived in Lynn at this time. Pa (her father, Arthur Hitchings) probably took a train from Beverly to Lynn to visit Russell on the 29th.
On the 30th Gertrude and her friend Marion went to the A&P, which was a local grocery store.]
[NOTE: These pages mention Gertrude skiing. I don't know where she went skiing in Beverly, but perhaps the local kids just made do on a local hillside. She mentions friends name Marion, Rozella and Alice, as well as her sister Eunice. I still don't know who they are (except Rozella).]
[NOTE: I'm amazed at how many times Gertrude went sledding in this diary since the beginning of January! Often several times a day!]
My blog post about "The Shoe" in Beverly, The United Shoe Machinery Corporation:
At the Smithsonian, there is an online guide to the archives of "The Shoe", or the United Shoe Machinery Corporation:
Part 1 of this series, the first entries of Gertrude's diary in January 1920: