Category Archives: Nancy Brown’s 1923 Diary

Nancy Brown’s diary entries from December 22 – 31, 1923

Dec 22 – Candy. Candy. Candy. Dec 23 – Girls working night & day. Dorothy here helping. Robert, Joe & Willard delivering. I went home with Dodo to night about 11 P.M. She & Joe put up and trimed their … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from December 11 – 12, 1923

Dec 11 – Lela down town all day. Came home tired out & about sick. Dec 12 – Rainy. Raining this A.M. Kept it up all day. An other letter from Cousin Edna.[141] Sent order for 13 lbs Christmas candy. … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from November 26 – December 10, 1923

Nov 26 – Dodos 20th birthday. Lela, me, Helen, Jean, Claude, Eda, Will, Lizzie, & Joe and his mother, Carrie & Willard to Bessies for the evening. I stayed all night. Julius in Madison. Miss Ludd left this P.M. Nov … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries for November 16 – 23, 1923

Nov 16 – Joe and Anna in from Sycamore. Nov 17 – Lela, Joe and Anna down town all day. Joe bought dining room furniture for new home. Nov 18 – Lela, Joe & Anna went to Elgin, found Lou … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from October 26 – November 9, 1923

Oct 26 – Lela gone to Sycamore to night. Lela went to Sycamore this A.M. goes to Davenport. Miss Gordon, Helens music teacher, fell in Lake Mich about 6-30 p.m. was rescued. Oct 28 – Dodo and I had such … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from October 2 – 25, 1923

Oct 2 – Winifred and Wilma came on 1-15 P.M. train. Met me at Fields. Claude stayed and had lunch with us. They brought three chickens, box of Coras cookies, backet of peaches. Oct 3 – We stayed home. Girls … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from August 31 – September 30, 1923

Aug 31 – At Wills. Called on Mr & Mrs Ford. Mrs Tierney was there. Sep 1 – Cloudy. Charley Clark came this A.M. stayed all night. Mr Brodrick & Ethan went to Burg for groceries. Henry Ford & Ethan … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from August 5 – 30, 1923

Aug 5 – Emma Allen here to lunch this evening Mr & Mrs Stodderd, daughter Jan, Mrs Latham & sister called. Lou, D, Jim & Cora at Walters for the day. Aug 6 – Hot. Mrs Henry Sherwood here all … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from July 12 – 17, 1923

Jul 12 – Cleaning house. Sygna Youngs[?] helped ½ day. Will and Lizzie to Mich to day. Martha cant work at until she gets birth certificate. Jul 13 – I went don town got a hat light and dark brown, … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from July 8 – 11, 1923

Jul 8 – Lela went to Elgin on 8 a.m. train. Went to Joes [Johanna’s] first, all drove over to see Lou. Children and I to Bess. Martha to Mrs Woods. Lela stoped for us in evening. We got home … Continue reading

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