Since all of Grandma’s diary entries have been posted, this blog has ended; but you’re invited to linger for a minute or two to explore the site. You may enjoy reading (or rereading) some of the posts.

I’d like to thank my family, friends, and the blogging community for your support and assistance. It’s been a wonderful four years. You’re awesome.

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      1. What a great idea to share the old diary! I haven’t read much yet because I’ve just discovered the website but I’ll soon return to read more! (Now I need to go.)

    1. When I started this blog, I really wanted to figure out what Grandma had been like as a young women. It’s wonderful to hear that I made her story come alive for you.

  1. Thank YOU, Sheryl. It’s been a wonderful few years and no doubt we have another family treat in store. See you on your new adventure. jxxxx

    PS Helena, enjoy the rest of your life. I’ll never forget you. And I hope you continue to write poems to start each month and that you don’t mind if I borrow that tradition, maybe even this January?

    1. Your comment brings tears to my eyes. It’s humbling to know that you found Grandma and her story so meaningful. The monthly poems are a nice tradition. I should think about borrowing it, too. 🙂

      1. Oh Sheryl, I don’t think you have any idea how much Helena touched so many of us. Your work on her diaries deserves to be published and cherished and kept for all the generations to come.

    1. I like the way you put it about starting my own journey. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way, but you’re right–I’m at a divide in the road and beginning a new journey.

      1. It would be awasom! Just do it,
        You have got me inspired with your blog. I am thinking to write some stories from the past – after talking to my mother. There are so many things which just dissapearing…

        1. I’d definitely encourage you to write down some of your family stories, it this is something that you are interested in doing. I’ve really enjoyed working on my family history, and it has been very rewarding.

  2. I have so enjoyed your blog and appreciated all the work that it takes to keep up with it. Thank you so much for sharing your story and so much information of life in our area way back when. I’m looking forward to following your aunt in your next blog!

    1. I had a lot of fun taking the photos and pulling together the information about central Pennsylvania for this blog. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed them.

    1. Your support means a lot to me. I’ve especially enjoyed sharing the diary with you and other relatives. It’s wonderful to hear that your granddaughters enjoy reading their great-grandmother’s diary entries.

  3. Thank you so much, Sheryl, for sharing your beloved grandmother’s diary with us. It was wonderful watching this lovely young woman grow and mature. I, like so many others, will miss her. Looking forward to following your new blog.

    1. I also recently was thinking about much Grandma grew over the course of the diary, as she evolved from a girl in her mid-teens into a young woman. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.

    1. Thank you for the kind sentiments. I’ve enjoyed getting know you via our blogs. It’s been fun to get to know another person who often writes about Pennsylvania family history and related topics.

  4. thank you so much for providing so much history! Can’t wait to check out your current project – happy new year! 🙂

    1. Thank you for nominating this blog. I’m very honored that you think it is worthy of the award, but I am not able to accept the award because A Hundred Years Ago follows a very specific format and posts are linked to my grandmother’s diary.

  5. It’s been a real gift getting to know both you and Helena. And yes, a bittersweet good-bye to One Hundred Years Ago. (I hope you keep it up for future people to discover…when you say “a minute or two”–does this mean that you’ll soon be taking it down?) A very Happy New Year and best of luck with your new adventure!

    1. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know another Pennsylvania girl via our blogs It’s been fun to compare thoughts on various topics related to rural Pennsylvania. Thank you for your support. I plan to keep A Hundred Year Ago up. Perhaps I didn’t word that sentence particularly well.

    1. It’s strange how different Word Press themes have the comment buttons at different spots. My Aunt the WAC allows comments. The comment button for posts is at the top–below the title–, rather than at the bottom like this one. .

      1. Oh, like my format, I guess. I confess, though, I haven’t memorized your Aunt’s web address, so I’m counting on getting notified when you post. And, to tell the truth, I’m not sure I hit the “follow” button.

        1. On My Aunt the WAC, I’m planning to post three days a week–on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. In many ways I liked posting daily on A Hundred Years Ago–but I knew that it would be too much to try to maintain that schedule with the new one.

    1. It has been a journey–a wonderful journey–over the past four years. I am very fortunate to have the diary–and wonderful readers like you. Thank you!.

  6. Oh, my! I’ve been away from the blog world entirely for many months and have returned to discover the conclusion to your blog.Thank you so much for sharing these diary entries with us in such an authentic and informative way. Your care with Helena’s words was evident.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind words. I really appreciated your support over the years. I’ve discovered over the past few months how much I missed blogging–and recently decided to refocus A Hundred Years Ago on hundred-year-old recipes and related food topics. I posted my first new post last week. Stop by again, and take a look at A Hundred Years Ago’s new look. I think that you’ll like it.

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