Monday, November 21st, 1853

I arose as usual. Ma cut out the carpets directly after breakfast. Clary & myself have been busy all day sewing on them. Ma laid two of the nicest hearths I ever saw in Pa’s office & the dining room. She had the pantry nicely cleaned out, &c. Pa rode to Mt. Hope this morning, came by and took dinner with Uncle Hardin. Ma & I put up the parlor curtains.

6 thoughts on “Monday, November 21st, 1853”

  1. Is it possible to have a map for the various locations, homes, shops, business, stores, wharfs, etc ~ enjoy reading these adventures each morning. Just curious of the daily travels they endure.

    1. Those daily travels and vanished destinations (Canton & Holly Fork especially) have fascinated me too. I am starting to gear up for the launch of Caroline’s Journal, Vol 1. I will add this to my to-do list! Stay tuned.

  2. I would thing both the earlier map, and a current map – it will show the readers how time has changed the course of both roads, taverns, wharfs, and stores. It would also show where destinations, such as Churches, and other “focus” points (Court House)etc., have not changed. A overlay from past to present would be the ticket, but I’m sure it would be hard to produce (to scale) thanks for the follow up – I enjoy the blog each day!!!

  3. I’m local – I’m at Fairfield – home place of the Ayletts. If I can be of help, please advise. Got plenty of time and a love for local history. I enjoy pondering over old maps, trying figure out the “days of old”.

    take care


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