Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grandma's Story #1: Pages 11-15

Grandma Dovie Walker
 About a year ago I discovered some old handwritten stories my Grandmother Walker wrote back sometime before the Great Depression. It was a real treasure find for me, especially since I had never gotten the chance to meet her - she passed away just a few years after my father was born. You can read the story behind the story here: Grandma's Story #1.


I decided to compile the first 5 pages into one to make it easier to read. In the future I'll keep with this format, transcribing 5 pages at a time until I have the entire story transcribed..


If you see any errors or have comments about my interpertations or transcriptions please pass them along in the comment section below.


THANKS!


[PAGES 1-5] [PAGES 6-10]



[Continued frompage 10] …but still he wouldn’t let anyone know that.

So I stayed at home with my parents and worked like a hired servant until I was 19 years old, when along came James Henry. I fell in love for the second time but if one could see the future ahead there would be several steps they wouldn’t take - girls don’t be too quick to marry - for I would have been better off to have not married my second time. But I did. For, James and I were marred soon after our first meeting.