My parents had this record book at their house.
It is my grandparents farm journal from January 1957 - October 1963. I could have done a little happy dance when I was told I could take this home! I hear that my parents have another record book but I haven't seen it yet.
I thought it would be neat to share an entry with you each month. I thought I would start with the July 1957 entry. My mom was 7 years old that year.
I find it very interesting to see the price of things from years past.
The handwriting in most of the book belongs to my grandmother, Mom. When I see her handwriting it brings back so many memories of her. Later in the book there is sometimes handwriting that I don't recognize. It looks to be the writing of a child. My guess is that Mom was teaching her children bookkeeping.
There are also receipts, bills and even a W-2. I love family history and the ability to have a peek at what life was like in days gone by.