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By Robert Myers, Janet Coryell

ISBN-10: 0870135139

ISBN-13: 9780870135132

The maintaining of journals and diaries turned a nearly daily hobby for lots of americans within the 19th century. Adeline and Julia Graham, younger women from Berrien Springs, Michigan, have been either attracted to this task, writing in regards to the day-by-day occasions of their lives, in addition to their 'grand adventures.' those are attention-grabbing, deeply own money owed that offer an perception into the ideas and motivation of 2 sisters who lived greater than a century in the past. Adeline begun retaining a diary while she used to be 16, from mid-1880 via mid-1884; via it we see a tender girl coming of age during this small neighborhood in western Michigan. Paired with Adeline's account is her sister Julia's diary, which starts off in 1885 whilst she units out with 3 different younger ladies to abode in Greeley County, Kansas, simply east of the Colorado border. it's a vibrant and colourful narrative of a tender woman's trip into America's western landscape.

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VOLUME 1: MAY la, 1880-JUNE 6, 1881 33 Yesterday we stayed after school a little while to practice. Gene Howe came prowling around and when I wanted to go home he took my books and wouldn't give them to me. I at last got his hat and said I'd give it to him if he'd give up my books. Wouldn't do it, said he didn't want hat. I put hat in my pocket and said I was going home. He said he didn't care, so I went. It was raining and I guess he went home bare headed. Found my books in Mr. Bronson's desk this morning.

One week from tomorrow night we are going to have a masquerade. Dec. 26th Monday Christmas is over and now I may get some chance to write in this book. It seems so funny to have Christmas without a bit of snow. It was warm and pleasant yesterday. I got a good many presents, three books, "Andersen's Fairy Tales," from Et, "Tom Brown's school days" from Jude, and "Among the Poets" from Pa. * Besides I got a pair of kid mittens, two handkerchiefs, an old paper knife that was my grandfathers. 2 Aunt Jude gave me a pretty Christmas card, from Graham a gold collar button, and a bottle of perfumery from Cousin Bob.

Jude got a watch for a Christmas present and keeps every one well posted on the time of day, as she looks at it about every five minutes. Coming home we were all hilarious and conversation ran on something like this. " George: "Cupid? " George: "Sky? ah yes, splendid sky. " Ad: "There is a light in Mrs. " George: "Mrs. Ewalt's house? Oh yes, Cupid flying through a splendid sky over Mrs. " And a whole rigmarole more interspersed with giggles. Jude and I went down there this afternoon to look over old fashioned dresses and choose something for masking.

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