Day 6: highlighting the Art of Handwriting and your Family for January 23rd's National Handwriting Day.
Eliese Trede, my mother's grandmother, immigrated in 1908, leaving her loving parents on a journey across the Atlantic. This is her 1925 diary on her only trip back to Schleiswig-Holstein, Germany (the only time she saw her father again). This was clearly a lovely visit. In additional to learning the great genealogy tidbits of family names, it's interesting to note how often she mentions doing laundry!
Below is an excerpt.
Sun. 10 Landed in Cuxhaven at 1:30 in the afternoon. Arrived in Hamburg at 6:15 p.m.
Mon. 11 arrive in Lütjenwest at quarter to noon. Joyous reunion reported [their presence to the police] in the afternoon
Tues. 12 [We] went around the village, visits in the evening
Wed. 13 plucked Waldmeister* in Adoo. Went to Uncle Hanns in the evening
Thur. 14 washing [laundry] visits in the evening
Fri. 15 visited Father and Mother went and spent day Tags at Dora and Willy’s
Sat. 16 to Father and Mother Pumpe
Sun. 17 all uncles and aunts visit. 32 in all. lots of fun
Mon. 18 Aunt Dora here. planted lillies
Hope this inspires you to share some of your written family treasures.