Monday, January 18, 2016

The 1888 Journal: Mysteries & Entries Part II

We're picking up where we left off in the 1888 Journal entries. 

Since the last post (Part 1), a reader took it upon herself to dig into this mystery writer, and found some interesting info that leads us to believe this girl, Siena, or Siera, or Sirra, is from Vermont...we think Dover. That's a great start to putting together the pieces of this young lady's life!

Hopefully we'll have more to share soon!

Enjoy the entries below, and feel free to comment at the end of the post with any info or insight you'd like to share. :) 

Tues. Jan. 10, 1888
Went to school.

Wed. Jan. 11, 1888
Went to school. 

Thurs. Jan. 12, 1888
Pleasant & cold.
Went to school.
George Piper [pretty sure it’s piper] and George Prouty here this evening. [Here we find out Geo. Prouty from the Jan. 5th entry is George Prouty…now I wonder who George is…both Georges. Family? Suitors?]

Fri. Jan. 13, 1888
[no entry]

Sat. Jan. 14, 1888
At home, helped do the work, finished a pair of wristers [I think wristers are similar to mittens]. 

Sun. Jan. 15, 1888
Couldn’t go to meeting today. Went up to the Baptist meeting this eve.

Mon. Jan. 16, 1888
Went to school.
Scottie & I went to Ann Knapps this evening, a few minutes.

Tues. Jan. 17, 1888
Went to school.

Wed. Jan. 18, 1888
A beautiful day.
Went to school.
Scottie, Will, Sucian [not sure about the name…] and I went up to meeting this evening.
I weighed 137 ½, and Scottie 102 ¼ . [I wonder if they were weighed at church? Strange.]

Her entries stop for a while, and do not pick up until Feb. 1, 1888...which makes me wonder why the long silence. Was there a winter storm? Sickness? Did her brother Scottie play a joke and hide her journal?
Will post again soon!

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