Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sylvia's Diary: December 1801 Highlights

  • Sylvia attended a special ciphering school that was taught by a Mr. Botsford.
  • Sylvia made a pair of shoes in mere hours as she then "knit the rest of the day". 
  • In addition to attending meetings three times, she also swept the meeting house one day.
  • Sylvia attended a ball on Christmas Eve at a Mr. William A. Mitchael's house. Two balls in as many months, it must have been quite exciting for her!
  • By far, Sylvia's most wrote about activity was once again knitting (18 mentions this month).
  • Sylvia started documenting her candle making this month. While it is only mentioned three times, it is yet another skill she has.

Have you been following along as I tweet my 5th great grandmother's diary? If not, head on over to @SylviasDiary and catch up on her story. Each tweet is one of her short diary entries and it is tweeted 210 years to the day after she wrote it.

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