Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Sweet Vintage Mother's Day Poem

Saturday was another great day for yard sales.  I hope to get pictures of all my treasures in the next day or so, but this one just had to be shared today.....Mother's Day.

I purchased this tattered journal at an antique mall parking lot sale yesterday even though I didn't have time to look through it while I was there.  When I got home, I started looking it over when this sweet poem caught my eye.....

It's signed Gertrude Denzel.  I started reading through some of the entries and couldn't help but get a little teary-eyed.  I'm still trying to figure out who all the people are because it appears to have entries from a few different generations.

It's full of favorite recipes, addresses, business letters, advertisements, and some very personal journal entries.  The one that was most touching was written by a woman to her daughters explaining to them about their father being terminally ill.  Another entry is from a young
 girl to her father, obviously angry at him for not leaving the family with any life insurance
 after his death.

Do you find old diaries, journals, and letters as fascinating as I do?  Who were these people?  Do they have relatives out there that would be interested in these old papers?  Thank you Gertrude for your sweet Mother's Day poem.

Happy Mother's Day

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