Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The 1888 Diary of Abba Owen

Newest chapter in an ongoing serialization of the 1888 diary of Abba Owen, daughter of Ypsilanti mineral water baron Tubal Cain Owen and Anna (Stowe Foote) Owen. The Owens lived in a now-vanished house near the current day Roosevelt School building on EMU, where Tubal also had his magical and very profitable well.

Friday Nov. 23rd: Mama went to a reception given by Prof. Sill to Gov. Luce last evening. Grandpa and Aunt Kate went also and they had a very nice time. It has been a very pleasant day.

Saturday Nov. 24th: Nothing particular only that we went to the German class and it has been a pleasant day.

Sunday Nov. 26th: Mabel was sick and could not go to church with us this morning. We all went down as usual to Grandma's to tea.

Note: Abba's diary entries for 1888 end here. On the next page, she picks up her diary again on January 1, 1890. We will resume serializing her diary on New Year's Day, 2011. In the meantime, next Tuesday we'll be starting the serialization of a new diary, so be sure to check it out!

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