Grace Rose lived from 1887 to 1981. She was born in Michigan and lived there most of her life. This is a transcription of her diary written in 1908, the year she turned 21. She lived in Corunna, Michigan at the time. In just a few years, she would be married to Earl Derham. Read on for the adventures of a single girl in the early 20th century!
Thursday, December 31, 1908
Worked hard all day. Made Mama's waist. In evening Earl came up and we watched the old year out and the new year in. "Naughty kids." Will begin the new year right. Ha! Ha!