My grandfather, Henry Richard, journaled constantly and going back to read what was going on in his life and on the farm is so special for me. A small twist: he never wrote in a journal -- only in margins of books he was reading. So nothing is in order and you never know what you're going to get.
A RANCHER'S JOURNAL
Date: February 6, 1997
Becky called to thank me for the Valentine card to all 3 of them. Debbie will be going with her mother 2-15-1997 Abilene to see brother Lenny in musical of sort. "B" and Nettie were planning to come to T-Acres for weekend, but we have plans with Julie's wedding and reception in Cedar Hill, so we will plan to spend the night B + N in Grand Prairie. Diagnosis Murder on so will watch it - not many TV programs Grandma and I like. - Grandpa Teter
FROM THE BOOK
The Firm by John Grisham
The HR Homestead was named for my grandfather, Henry Richard, who introduced me to the wonderful world of farming. Each day he would sit in his "easy chair", pick up whatever book was sitting on the side table, and write a journal entry in the margins.
Enjoy his nuggets of wisdom and get to know the man I admire and try to emulate on our homestead. 🖤
Read more journal entries in the Excerpts from HR blog section.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
Do you have diaries or journals from your family? Tell me in the comments!