I carried on sorting out our wardrobe today and managed to throw away 2 black bags of rubbish. This is my Nanna's 5 year diary which is kept safe on the top shelf. She started it in 1977 and wrote in it every day without fail. It was given to me when she passed away in 1990 and I've read it through 3 or 4 times.
It's very much every day things that she writes about; family, grandchildren, weather and illness. There's also some views on the politics of the time especially her thoughts on the winter of discontent. Subjects range from births, deaths, cup final results, church talks and holidays and when I read it I can recall lots of things that she's talking about as though it were only yesterday. It's little snippets like the fact that Mike Yarwood was on This Is Your Life on my 11th birthday that I like.
I wonder if people still keep diaries or is it considered old-fashioned?