Diary of a Farmer’s Wife in 1908
by Jeanette Gribble
This is a diary of a farmer’s wife written in 1908 by my great-great grandmother whom lived in central Pennsylvania and spoke Pennsylvania Dutch. Minerva was a proud woman that went to church every Sunday, even if her husband didn’t. Hauling ice during the winter and using that ice to make ice cream during the summer is one example of their day’s events. I hope you enjoy this diary as much as I.