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Daily Observations from The Civil · 3M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

November 1st, 1866.—My dear little friend, my confidential friend of many years, I am telling you goodbye. Whatever the future may bring me of weal or woe will not he recorded. This is MY DA...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 3M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

October 28th, 1866.—It has been said “the course of true love never does run smooth,” but our marriage seems to have met with the approval of all concerned. I am glad it is so. Both families...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 4M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

October 16th, 1866.—Father has given me a beautiful little book to read, “The Ribbon of Blue.” It tells of the necessity of love and forbearance in the married state and is full of selection...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 4M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

October 5th, 1866.—My dress has been bought and Mrs. Kinnebrough says she will have all my things ready; the dress is of plain white silk, to be trimmed with pearl bandings and illusion. Wit...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 5M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

September 25th, 1866.—Nearly a month since I have opened my diary, but I am busy these fall days. There are so many stitches to take, so many plans to make and remake; visitors coming and go...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 6M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

August 27th, 1866.—The grapes are a little late in ripening this year, they are at their best now and today we have had a couple of dozen friends to feast on them. They brought baskets and t...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 6M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

August 26th, 1866.—We have to look ahead and plan for the fall wedding which My Soldier pleads for. He was born on All Saints’ Day and he is asking for a birthday gift. It is almost two mont...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 6M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

August 25th, 1866.—This is Father’s birthday and Mother always makes a “Red-letter Day” of it, with the delicacies of which he is most fond. Each of us had a present, selected with reference...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 6M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

August 20th, 1866.—This is a quiet neighborhood just now, so many of our number are away for the summer. Uncle Richard and Father do not feel the need of other company, they are so devoted t...
Daily Observations from The Civil · 6M ago

Through Some Eventful Years

August 4th, 1866.—I have not made a success of training Frances. She was taught the Ten Commandments. She committed them to memory, each one was carefully explained, but in spite of this I d...