Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

From the diary of a 1892 farm wife...

"January 1, 1892.  Clear and fine.  I have a great deal to be thankful for -- all the mercies of the year that has just passed.  May I be more faithful this year that has just commenced. May my children repent and turn unto thee.  Thou knowest how I want my children to give their hearts unto thee and in thy good time wilt thou answer my prayers." 
Josephine Jordan

Another great diary I'm reading is :


We have so much to learn from those who lived before us.  I find their diaries fascinating.  This year will be the third year that I keep a paper diary.  Perhaps 100 years from now, someone will find them equally interesting.  I have access to my own grandmother's day planners. I plan to read them again soon.  They were from 20 years ago.  We used to laugh that she wrote little bits down each day.  Now I do the same thing! 

I apologize for there not being links above.  I'm learning to use my tablet to blog and I can't always copy and paste when I want too.  :)


  1. I like reading snip its of people lives from days gone by, and to read this and see the yearning she desired for her children to be along in the LoRd is still very much alive today.. It will be interesting to ever find out if her prayers ever came to fruition with any of her descendants.. even if her children may not have.. quite possibly her grandchildren ect may have

  2. The man who is publishing her diary is a great, great, great grandson and knows the Lord, so I believe her prayers were answered! :)

  3. Those are some great quotes. I've been trying to write more in my paper journal too. :)