The history this amazing journal holds is a treat.
Starting in 1948, every entry handwritten. Her hand was shaky and just got more shaky as the years went on until 1969.
It is so cool to flip through this and see the names, purchases, bills, amounts.
personal history is dated.
Definitely one of the most interesting handwritten pieces I have ever found.
This is why I love paper and pencil, it is just so cool to be able to leave something from your life for others to discover and read through. Wondering, who was this person?
I have really been talking about journals a lot these week.
Maybe because the New Year is coming and it is time to write new dreams and goals...
I am so excited that my friend Lynn blogged about her art fair and I spied her journal she had out for people to sign. I immediately contacted her asking if they were for sale. I will be receiving a wonderful handaltered and handmade journal soon from her that I just can't wait to fill.
I know some of you have stated you prefer to use the computer to journal because of the hand hurting the written journal brings. I completely understand that, my hand cramps so bad just after writing a few cards to friends. But, I think about the 100 years from now that some young girl will find my handwritten journals, not to mention how rare it will be to find any handwriting, and get just as giddy as I do when finding history of others lives.
All those texts and computer entries will be lost and forgotten, a little slip of paper will keep ;)