|"The attached photo was taken in 1952 |
but it will give you an idea what
they looked like when on this trip".
The transcript was sent by their daughter Laura, and was graciously typed up by her daughter:
"I gave the Diary to my daughter Julie to transcribe. It was a challenge. The book measured about 4 inches wide and 6 inches long. No paragraphs"...!
Julie enlisted her daughter Sally, and between them, tried to figure out Math's handwriting and what he meant. It had to be a challenge, partly because of the run-on sentences, and partly because it's been almost 60 years since Math wrote it. Most of the people he referred to are long gone--Hortschs, Dehlers, Wendelin Janson and his neighbor Mrs Scalzi, not to mention friends of their daughters who helped entertain them when the dauds were working.
Blacky is daughter Mary 28 years
Lenka is daughter Helen 34 years
Dowey is daughter Laura Ann 23 years
Pungee is daughter Delores 27 years".
THANK YOU, LAURA! ☺