Dec 21, 2007

Happy New Year

I can't believe the year 2007 —and 1945, in a manner of speaking— are both drawing to a close. As it ends, I want to thank each and every reader, whether you read the year's diary entries every day, or only checked-in occasionally. Dot (my mother) also left a 1946 diary —albeit not as complete as 1945's. I wasn't sure if, at the end of this year, I'd want to continue on for another year as well. But I've decided to keep it going. If you've been reading it during the past 12 months, I hope you will stick around into the "New Year".


  1. Anonymous3:06 PM CST

    Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for keeping it going. I read every day and so appreciate the time and effort you are putting into Dot's memory.

    Happy New Year!

    Joan Callahan

  2. Anonymous2:32 PM CST

    Thank you for keeping it going. I have been reading your mother's diary every day for the past few months. I am sad to find out Sis has passed before getting a chance to make comments on the new diary. I feel like I've lost a new friend.

    Happy new year to all of Dot's readers!

    Los Angeles

  3. Anonymous3:06 PM CST

    I'm so glad you decided to continue the diary in to 1946! So enjoyed reading Dot's 1945 Diary, thank you for the hours of labor to publish it.

    Hooked on Dot!

  4. Anonymous5:04 PM CST

    I've enjoyed this very much, and it's inspired me to get back to my own diary-keeping. The site is extremely well done.

  5. Just wanted to add to the list of people who have been keeping up with the entries and are glad to see them continue. You've done a great job with the diary and with recreating the feel of that era. It's definitely a far better site than most of the blogs picked for "Blogs of Note" by the Blogger crew.

  6. Anonymous12:41 PM CDT

    im carol im back again to see dots diary i feel like i know these people. i was born in 1945 in ontario canada my self.a later picture of dot would be great.please continue her life story if you can going back in time to real people who lived their lives in chicago, this is a rare experience thank you dave ill be back.

  7. Hi, Carol, good to see you again! Some of my father's ancestors came from Brockville, Ontario.

    I'm planning to post photos from Dot's later years at the conclusion of her 1946 diary entries this fall. Stay tuned.

  8. Anonymous10:24 AM CDT

    hi its carol fickling from ontario canada again . maybe you can put your moms complete diaries in book form. tell us where we can get the book. thankyou for sharing your moms life with me.i cant wait to come to this site every day.bye for now.

  9. This has been a great history lesson. Dorothy's effort and your daily additions of news and explanation provide a truly unique glimpse into the past. Thanks very much for your efforts and tenacity.