it's Saturday Night -
time for more Genealogy Fun!!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Read Lisa Alzo's blog post Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women's History Month on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist. [Yes, I know it was last year, but Lisa's using the same list this year.]
2) Choose one of her daily blog prompts from the list (this is March 8th, do that one if you don't want to choose another), and write about it.
3) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.
I chose the March 8th prompt : "Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt."
My grandmother, Ethel Ranney Tapley (1913-1973) kept a diary in 1933 and 1934. I have shared them here on this blog. (To read entries from those diaries, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
|Ethel Ranney Tapley|
|Bessie Carter Ranney|
On my father's side, I have a letter that my Aunt Irene (Irene Tapley Thomas [1925-2004]) wrote to her mother (my grandmother), Nealie Drake Tapley (1895-1970). It's a short, new-sy type letter. I have no idea when it was written, probably between 1967-1970.
It sure was good to hear you went thru the surgery O.K. And hope every thing turns out O.K. guess Blanche told you I called her this morning, I sure felt better after I heard from you - I was supposed to go to the Dr. to-day, but I put it off til next week, As I've got to go to my nerve Dr. Friday, And I just wasn't up to going to-day. I can't do too much going, I'm just not up to it, I can't hold out. Bart has got the kitchen almost finished, all he lacks now is finishing the cabinets, and putting the tile on the floor, I think its going to be right pretty, Its just kinda large. Mom, Jackie Tapley & her husband has been here for the last 30 days, And I've really enjoyed being with her, you know she sure is nice & sweet, you know I've always loved her, And she has talked a lot about you, they are fixing to leave, I hate to see her go. Well I'll stop for now, don't worry and get well soon. We love you.
Irene & Bart"
|Nealie Drake Tapley|