Ellen Matilda Hanson - her journal
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Oct 25th
We had fine week the first of the year I should think and just too cold.  Dick come on C.S. pension on Nov 1st but will be taken back until hes 65.  this redundancy is Causing it this way  to stop in his same position he would have to go away so this is the way to do things  his pension will make up for any loss in Wage. that hes had

Oct 30th 58  A wonderful week just like Summer  Sunday Mrs Bonham Carter Came  She is Going to Africa for 9 months on the 11th  nice to be able to go into the Sunshine for the Winter  she look very well.  Dick is having trouble with his eyes a cattaract  coming In the Right one.

Nov.59  A year has passed since writing.  the Summer excelled itself.  the Hottest & driest for 100 yrs  Lost “Nan” suddenly in August  Margaret has another daughter oct 16th Sharon. and last Sat 14th bought another Dog.  havent named her yet  born oct 5th a “Weimeeraner”  the weather although it is seasonable as regards Damp & Fog & Frost & wind is good  can still pick mushrooms

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Feb 1961
I think this the last thing I’ll write in this book.  Good & bad things are here recorded  We all had a very good Christmas and New Year tilll Jan 12th when Tragedy happened  dont read any further if you dont wish to