|1929 Children sleeping on a fire escape|
How did people survive sleeping during heat waves before air conditioning? You can find out how my grandmother survived this in her school girl diary.
This is the 15th installment of my grandmother's diary from 1920. Her name was Gertrude Hitchings (1905 - 2001), and she was living on Elliott Street in Beverly, Massachusetts. Gertrude was a 14 year old school girl when she kept this little journal. The book is a tiny 3", and every Monday I publish a new section, with transcriptions of the tiny handwriting. You can read the first installment HERE. I'll post more of this diary every week for Amanuensis Monday.
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "My Grandmother’s Diary ~ Part 15, June 26 – July 7, 1920", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 20, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/03/my-grandmothers-diary-part-15-june-26.html: accessed [access date]).