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!
Wednesday, December 23, 1908
I got a ride home with Dan Muzzy. Mama and I went downtown in p.m. Earl took his last degree "for a while" last night and he looked as if he felt pretty mean. Fine day and the sleighing is just grand.