Category Archives: grandpa’s scrapbook

March 5, 1957

My great-grandmother’s diary: She received 30 dollars rent. “Winnie came in at Supper time- we had scallops= there so good, and we cleaned the platter.  Roger came over, took us over, had a good visit with the children and them.”   Winnie was a daughter in law, I think.  Roger her youngest son, father of […]

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Great Grandmother’s Journal, Week of November 11, 1956

Previously Sunday, November 11, 1956 Loafed around all day. Read the Papers. Watched Purcell’s television in the evening. Monday, November 12 Joe’s birthday- He has been everything a boy could be- to parents- in fact all 4 are just as fine and good- got so sick during the night. got to thinking its the last […]

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Great-Grandmother’s Journal, November, 1956

Sunday, November 4 Roger picked me up at 8 a.m. Lois and Philip sick with intestinal flu.* Philip was so sick. Helped with meals, etc. Philip lost his first tooth. Came back with Roger for his midnight shift. Such a fog- it worried me to go through it. My mother’s birthday- would have been 100 […]

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Great Grandmother’s Journal, End of October, 1956

Sunday, October 28 The children were in my bedroom early.  Small fry is so cute.  Had a good dinner. Watched television in the evening.   Monday, Octoer 29 Fixed my dress.  Did some sewing and cleaning. Man at the door about my lot caving in.  Supper and television at Purcells. Tuesday, October 30 Rec’d $30 […]

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Great Grandmother’s Journal, 3rd week October, 1956

Previously Tuesday, October 16 She got the rent from two of the apartments in her townhouse, 60 for one, 30 for the other. Her visiting son and daughter-in-law went to the big city to shop. She had supper for them when they came home, and they all went to her youngest son’s house for dessert. […]

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