Mary's diary is fascinating, but 1941 was long enough ago that some things get lost in translation. This is the first of several posts that will explore some of the outdated or unclear parts of Mary's experienceRead More
My grandmother, Mary (Cady) Priddy (1924-2014), left behind her high school diary. It was primarily written during her senior year of high school, 1941, in Richburg, New York.
The diary covers everyday activities (family life, school, church, hanging out with friends) as well as Mary's high school romance, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and hometown boys enlisting in the military after America's entry into World War II.