An End, and a Beginning

Thus ends Rose’s Journal for 1853. Rose must have been interrupted; she did even finish her last entry, stopping mid-sentence.

We should remember that she wrote in her Preface:

“Lilie, Sister and myself have agreed to keep a diary during this year.”

While we do not know if Lilie and Sister kept up their New Year resolves, Rose certainly did.

We also know that Rose revisited 1853 in her Journal from time to time, and at some point started another. How to we know this?

Starting this February 18th we will begin posting Caroline’ Journal, Vol. 1, which begins a little over a year after Rose’s last of January 1, 1854. Details forthcoming.

Won’t you join us?

4 thoughts on “An End, and a Beginning”

  1. I’ve so enjoyed spending the year with Rose and am sorry to see it end. Looking forward to Caroline’s journal entries in February.

  2. I surprised myself with getting misty-eyed that we would get to visit Caroline again! Thank you, Bibb, for opening this window to the past for us!

  3. I have really enjoyed this glimpse into Rose’s life. Like any “good read” sorry to see it come to and end …even if it’s temporary. Looking forward to February!

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