1957 DIARY Found on a Thrift Store Reveals Ways of Life Hasn’t Changed At All

1957 DIARY Found on a Thrift Store Reveals Ways of Life Hasn’t Changed At All

1957 DIARY Found on a Thrift Store Reveals Ways of Life Hasn’t Changed At All
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A shopper from the US scouring a secondhand store found a 1957 diary of an American housewife. Narratives present the unidentified writer’s insights of life from 60 years ago.

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TikTok user @otherworldesign shared her recent discovery on her account. As of this writing, the post has about 270,000 likes and 2,000 comments.

She said she found the 1957 diary in a thrift shop in West Tennessee, US. Meanwhile, the shopper concluded that the diary’s owner was “Nellie.” The shopper believed she was a housewife after reading through the entries which were penned every day for a year.

The finder was amused to Nellie’s short entries to the diary. In the video, she also said it “seems like a mood” with clips showing a selection of random pages.

In one of the sample entries dated February 3, 1957, Nellie wrote: “Didn’t do anything but eat all day.”

Another entry from November 10 of the same year reads: “Winnie called. Wanted me to come for dinner. I didn’t feel like going.”

Avoiding social events with Winnie seemed to be a recurring theme, with another entry stating: “Called Winnie, told her I couldn’t go to Okla T.J.”

1957 DIARY Found on a Thrift Store Reveals Ways of Life Hasn’t Changed At All
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Meanwhile, a summary of her day includes a glimpse of her random adventures.

“We went riding. Stopped in the woods, scared Vicki really half to death. She was poking in a fox hole and I barked like a fox. Boy did she jump.”