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."
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. :)