Wednesday, March 27, 2013

from Grandmother's 1916 London Diary

January 23, l916

Up about ten oclock, and had breakfast in the room, and after Mr. & Mrs. Wells and George and I went out to see Jennie.  She lives at Gillingham, Kent, 38 miles from London.  It was a beautiful drive.  We took her for a drive and she treated us for tea.  Coming home we were held up by a centry at the point of a bayonet for our lights and told to put them out.  Went to Simpson's for dinner.  Weather beautiful.

My Gram's spelling.

11 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

I just love that you post these :)

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

What a wonderful diary. Fun to look back to another era. Your Gram looks a lot like my Gram looked back then. I had to look twice. Hope you post more pages.

Robin said...

Suki, this IS so interesting! You are so lucky to have this journal, her photos and - her actual words!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Mim said...

awesome history lesson here, just wonderful

marianne said...

So nice to have these memories! BTW I love your new Header ;)
♥M

louciao said...

Utterly delightful and conjures so many images and a very specific time period with an economy of words.

Annie said...

Suki, Love that you have this diary and that you share it.
xoxo

Lynn Cohen said...

What a charming post! How sweet you have this old wonderful diary!

Kim said...

Hi Suki, I am also glad you post these, because they are quite inspiring. Your Grandmother seems as though she led a lovely life in London, despite the bayonet incident.

I also love your new header!

PS, remember your Grandmother didn't have spell check like many of us! I am thankful every single day for it!

PeaceGardenSu said...

Yay for
grandma diaries! Woot!

soulbrush said...

Oh Sukie this is amazing- to have these with you- she will be here always.