I’ve been diligently working away at transcribing my Great-Great Aunt’s Diaries. I try to do a month every evening as well as put it up on t’web – Aunt Kate’s Diaries
I have just started the Diary for 1918 and only (hang on, let me work it out….) another 43 to go! I should have this project finished in approximately 3 years with maybe some time off for good behaviour.
The history is fascinating – both the family and the world. Pathé news is a great source of film for world events and I try to include them where applicable.
I also add any family photos that are relevant and I think they just make Aunt Kate’s life more real, for me.
This is Alys (my great grand-mother and Kate’s sister) with her two children, Eva (my grand-mother) and Philip (my great-uncle). I love the progression of the situation. Eva starts most definitely in a bad mood. Then the photographer obviously said to Eva “please smile” (so a grimace) and then when she’s got what she wanted, a natural beautiful smile, all relaxed and happy.
I am busy scanning and sorting boxes of photos and this is not as easy as it seems. My scanner is ancient and cranky. I am not sure what are the perfect “settings” (ie dpi) for the photos, which I then process in Lightroom afterwards. If anyone can enlighten me, please help. I would be very grateful.
Eva aged 2
Philip and Eva
1917 – Dennis (father) home on leave with Philip and Eva. Dennis was in the Royal Army Medical Corps stationed at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Southampton.
I find this all fascinating. Is anyone reading the diaries? Sometimes I think it is just me but I don’t mind. I will keep going until they are finished. I said I would.