I recently began writing journal #81.
Not shown here are years of letters written to and from all members of the family.
As some of my friends know, someday I hope to create The National Diary Archive. Years ago I started a website and blog for that…nationaldiaryarchive.wordpress.com
I don’t have many diaries from other people…currently fewer than 25. I have some from my mother and great-grandmother. My family has bought diaries for my collection off Ebay. They are expensive to buy, even if they aren’t written by famous people.
My favorite one was a gift from a friend. It is written by a button collector, but oh there is so much more in that one. She was a character and described her honest feelings about people and events.
The first personal diary I have is from 1964. I write as openly and honestly as I can about people, my feelings, events in my life, my beliefs, animals, books, movies, gardening, my bookstore, nature, phenomenon, and strange synchronicities. Generally, I do not write about politics…but since Tramp took office I have poured my passionate anger into my journals.
I have continued to teach journal writing workshops. If anyone is interested in joining me in the creation of an archive, contact me at The Eclectic Reader at 970-223-4019.