Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 11, 1858

Stormed hard all day, warm (rain) Staid in the house most the day with Wm. and looked over my books & c in my draw. Bought a note of $10.00 of Siles Adams against Jos Fisher. Paid $5.00 in money & the rest in potatoes. Bought 2 Ladies Almanacs (gave 1 to Sarah) & this book.

Also looking like a stormy day in 2012, this is what it looked like out the back window this morning.

Franklin, MA: light snow

In the 1850s, on a busy working farm in the southern part of Franklin, a man named George Wadsworth started writing in a journal about everyday events. When he filled that journal, he bought another, and filled that up too. Two dozen journals, and 27 years later, he had written about almost everything that can happen in a small New England town. His words were lost to history until 1986, when town resident Gail Lembo came across some of the journals at a yard sale. 

From the Franklin Historical Museum website  

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