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!
Tuesday, December 22, 1908
I walked downtown in p.m. and stayed at Ella's for supper. In the evening Ella and I went to the theatorium. Us girls went to Hattie's and had a dandy time. Exchanged xmas presents. I gave each of the "little girls" a string of beads. Ha! Ha! Stayed with Winnie all night.