I explained in an earlier blogpost that the diary my mum (Doreen Buckle) kept in 1947 was tiny and her entries in it were very concise. It struck me the other day that she would have been really good at Twitter. The requirement is that you write tweets in less than 140 characters. Each of these diary entries meets that requirement and not only tells the story of Mrs Wingfield's Mother but manages to include information about Doreen's workplace, her leisure activities and the weather!
Monday 14th April
Mrs Wingfield’s Mother has pneumonia. Went to work not too bad. Lovely weather still holding out. Played tennis at night had very good games.
Wednesday 16th April
Still nice weather. Mrs W’s Mother a bit better. Went to night school. Not too bad.
Thursday 17th April
Went to work, not too bad a day. Mrs W’s Mother very ill again. Worked over at night until 8. Stayed in and read. Lovely day.
Friday 18th April
Went to work. Mrs W’s Mother a bit better. Very busy. Stayed in at night and read. Ann Collier’s birthday.
Saturday 19th April
Went to work, not too bad. Bad news. Mrs W’s Mother has died. Mrs W not coming to work for a few days. Played tennis all afternoon.
Friday 24th April
Mrs W has come back to work. Went to work. Not feeling so bright. It is still very cold. Came home, did some knitting.
If you would like to read more about Doreen's Diary check out my 1947 Diary page.
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