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Adeline and Julia: Growing Up in Michigan and on the Kansas - download pdf or read online

By Robert Myers, Janet Coryell

The preserving of journals and diaries grew to become a virtually daily hobby for plenty of americans within the 19th century. Adeline and Julia Graham, younger women from Berrien Springs, Michigan, have been either attracted to this job, writing in regards to the day-by-day occasions of their lives, in addition to their 'grand adventures.' those are attention-grabbing, deeply own bills that supply an perception into the options and motivation of 2 sisters who lived greater than a century in the past. Adeline all started conserving a diary while she was once 16, from mid-1880 via mid-1884; via it we see a tender girl coming of age during this small neighborhood in western Michigan. Paired with Adeline's account is her sister Julia's diary, which starts in 1885 whilst she units out with 3 different younger women to domicile in Greeley County, Kansas, simply east of the Colorado border. it's a vibrant and colourful narrative of a tender woman's trip into America's western landscape.

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Thought he was in earnest, never having heard Lee joke before, gave quite a lecture on conceit and poor [George] was so mortified he didn't have the heart to explain himself. They two went first and through town we three went single file behind with our handkerchiefs to our eyes. Well, to continue we reached Aunt Addy's at last and Jude and Et were determined to go to church. George and I didn't want to go and tried to persuade them to stay at home, but to no purpose and they went. They had not been gone long e'er we longed to pay them back for leaving us and I knew of nothing that would cause Jude more agony than to go to church just as I was, without one plea so we went, I in myoId hood 2"Kid mittens" would be made of goatskin.

I look forward to it with pleasure, for someone else will have to suffer as I did last Friday. The End 75In other words, Gene was suspended from school for a few days for poor behavior and Addie expects the same fate for a similar reason. 76"Cut up" meaning misbehaved. 36 GROWING UP IN MICHIGAN: THE DIARY OF ADELINE GRAHAM Sun. 19 Feb. Went to Sunday school to day. Friday, the second division came off. It wasn't near as good as ours. Many failures. After school, Al had the first division stay to choose a captain, as she has resigned.

He felt awfully cut up about it. B They are friendly now but George has never offered to take her home since. Jule and George want to come up tomorrow night and play whist. 14 Guess they will. 9Because it lies between two "es" (seas). lOA "cutter" is a light, small one-horse sleigh. ll"Walter's" referred to Walter Kephart's pharmacy in Berrien Springs. Arnica is a tincture derived from the species Arnica montana, used to treat bruises and sore muscles. 12Minstrel shows in the late nineteenth century were performed by African Americans, as was the case here, or by whites who had blackened their faces.

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