A Trip to Indiana

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. I love to travel and I try to do it as often as I can. Reading this short, but amusing, entry from my grandmother, I …

When the Neighbors are Rich

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. We get an insight into my grandmother’s world in this entry. She writes about their rich neighbor in Lynn. She also mentions her parents taking …

Jenny, Merah and Fred

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. In this entry, my grandmother, Jenny Shrum Willett, talks about her sister Merah and her brother Fred. It was sobering to see my grandmother write …

Young Jenny Shrum

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. In this entry, my grandmother, Jenny Shrum Willett, talks about some of her earliest memories.  She was born in Bloomington, Indiana. The osteopath school …