Speak, Memory

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 22, 2007 at 8:58 pm

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Florence Wolfson kept a teenage “Mile Stones” diary from 1929 to 1934. Recently, the battered volume was reunited with its author. “I’m quite a busy young lady,” she said upon rereading it.

“THIS book belongs to …,” reads the frontispiece of the little red diary, followed by the words “Florence Wolfson” scrawled in faded black ink. Inside the worn leather cover, in brief, breathless dispatches written on gold-edged pages, the journal recorded five years of the life and times of a smart and headstrong New York teenager, a girl who loved Balzac, Central Park and male and female lovers with equal abandon.

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  1. whoa. you have an AWESOME blog! Not only that, you have great postings!! I love it!

  2. Wow, what an amazing piece of history!
    The only disappointing part is at the end, when she seems to say that she "sold out" and didn't follow her dreams. I hope that's not the way she really feels about her life.

  3. A rare treasure.
    I collect autograph books, yearbooks, diaries…if I received word that the owner – or the relative of the owner – was looking for any of these things, I would, with RELUCTANCE, return them. A collector must have morals.

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