Someone in my town posts daily diary entries from a housewife
from 1902. Here’s yesterday’s. This is a typical day:
Wednesday, March 16, 1902
Some overcast early & late –
Up at 7 fixed the Lamps, dusted rooms,
sorted clothes, made beds & mended
awhile and then dressed & went to Flora’s. Just starting out with baby – (at 9-30) so
we went down to Miss Perry’s & I had my coat fitted. Quite a walk & felt
some faint standing but better when we got out again. Walked up in about 40 mins. Harold behaved beautifully. John Drew so he came for tea and
then I had a hot sponge bath & dressed & saw F. coming so went out & up town. Etta caught up & we saw Bess G. so went over & met her. Decided to
go to Boston with Etta – so went – on the train. Bought just a pair. of thick stockings – and some cheese & crackers at W. K’s as the men were here in eve playing whist. Home before six – Read in eve – paper & “Octopus” & wrote in here. In bed by 9:45.
FLASH to Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunny, breezy and cool.
Up at 6:30am
Made coffee and drank it.
Spent all morning sitting at my desk trying to download
a photo onto my computer.
Progress? I don’t think so.
Time for wineWhist.