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Grandfather Diaries: In 1959, before PCs commonplace



2011-03-27 - Old Gradyville RD, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Being a diarist is in her DNA. Sharon Whitehurst uses the automatic records in her photos and on her PC. Her grandfather, in the simple days a half-century ago, did the same job with penned entries in a pocket ledger. His name was McKenzie Lewis, born in 1886 in the Adirondack hamlet of West Hague, NY. Sharon Whitehurst got her love of the seasons and country lore from him, she believes. She writes, "His handwriting and spelling were elementary, his jottings brief and practical." But they are cherished family histories how. It's a simple task to connect the dots, to fill in the blanks. "I can look at them today and whole episodes of my childhood are conjured from his simple journals." The journals told life's little triumphs, "Cow getting better," as well as its minor tribulations, "Broke chain on spreader." The little books are treasured keepsakes; but she's kind to today's ways. The grasp of 21st century technology is creating a modern archive of life as it is today in Adair County for those yet to come. That's important, she thinks.

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