Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Writer's Treasurehouse!

Today as my husband and I were sifting through his parents' old dishes and whatnot, I found a box of old journals. They belonged to my husband's "uncle" who was really more of a cousin, but some of you know how complicated family trees can be these days! In any case, I started flipping through them and found a treasure trove of cool tidbits of information: maps with detailed suggestions/information, grocery lists, clipped in newspaper articles, minucia of everyday life. They date from the 60s through the 80s and are in tiny books the size of an adult's palm. His handwriting is tiny and his language is sparse, so it's not going to be easy reading. However, I'm excited to see life from his point of view when he was an young man. Maybe I'll get a story or two out of it. Maybe I'll find some steamy family secret! Who knows?