Saturday, March 02, 2013

From my Grandmother's London Diary

January 21, 1916

My birthday and up about the same old time and then going with George to do some errands and then out to Victoria docks, and such a dreadful place.  We got back about two thirty and Miss and Mrs. Ames called and stayed about an hour.  Mrs. Wells gave me a bottle of the famous shamrock perfume, and George gave me two pounds.  In the evening we went to see Sarah Bernhardt, a wonderful actress.  weather fair.

note the shoes

14 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

I just love this Suki! She looks so wistful and pensive. I wonder if she liked living in London... Yes, love those shoes! :) How wonderful that someone snapped that photo of her, and that you have her diary! OMG... I have done genealogy on my family lines and it would be incredible to have found a diary! My grandmother turned 11 in 1916, the same year that her mother died of TB at the age of 43 in a TB sanitarium in Lynn, Mass.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

what a treasure having your Grandmothers diary. Love the shoes. I have some boots very similar. You know what they say what comes around goes around.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

What a treat to have this photo and her diary. Sounds about how my diary/journals sound..Fun to see how others lived long ago not being so so different from us years later. Maybe not quite so formal now. :)

Carole said...

Suki how awesome that you have such a precious gift, your grandmother's diary. That is a fabulous picture, I love black and white.

Robin said...

A truly wonderful memory - both the photo and words! And yes....the first thing I noticed were her boots! I, too, have a pair very similar!
A-ha-ha!

To think she saw Sarah Bernhardt.....wow...

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

studio lolo said...

I love everything about this. The large book on the floor, most likely a dictionary? The typewriter on the table, and mostly how much you look like her!
Wow, to hold her diary in your hands and read her written words. Priceless.

Wow.

xo
Lo♥

louciao said...

The shoes were the first thing I noticed! Very precious item you have there. Wonderful glimpse into part of your own history.

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh the boots were the very first thing I noticed! That and the big rocker. Her look too, so confident. Love the writing style, they came to call.

sukipoet said...

I love the typewriter too. and i do look so much like gram. however, i think i look so much like my mom even though she always said i didnt.

Annie said...

Suki, How wonderful! How priceless to have her diary. I love everything about this photo and you do look like her. xoxo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I agree...priceless to have this written connection. I like the way she is sitting and of course..her boots.

Kim said...

How wonderful is this? I love the photo and the fact you have this beautiful diary. What a great touchstone to the past!

Mim said...

its amazing. the woman, the words, the setting - just awesome

marianne said...

Wow isn't this special to have this diary......... Love the picture and the story she tells brings you back a century
Hope you are doing fine Suli
♥M