January 1

Dear Diary,

Today I start to fill thy ages with my ideas and thoughts, not knowing what to put first. I’m not making any New Years resolutions but I do want to make some improvement in a few things. You may know better of all my changes?

Panel 1


This is a digitized version of my Great-Grandmother’s diary, which was given to me with permission to read years before I finally did. Her name is Lilly Esther Griggs . She grew up in Santa Fe, TN. She was born in 1920, the 8th of 9 children. She grew into a loving wife and mother, and the best great-grandmother a girl could ask for.

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I am Esther’s great-granddaughter Rachel. Please let me know if you’re reading. It would mean the world to me to know her spirit is alive and well.