Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lillian's Diaries: Final Whispers from Galena's Past

All three volumes of Lillian's Diaries are available now on-line at or  and at Book World in Galena IL and Cornish Connections in Mineral Point, WI. I hope, if you are a Lillian reader, that you have had a chance to form some opinions about Volume I, II,  and/or III. I would love to hear your thoughts on the books, Lillian, Galena IL, or life in the U.S. during the early-mid 1900s. I am finding more and more readers sem to be having difficulties leaving their reviews on the books' pages on so if you like, feel free to leave your comments on this blog,  instead of on

Thanks to those who have read Lillian's Diaries and a special thanks to those who have taken time out of their busy lives to write a review or comment about the books.


  1. This post came through email as writer was unable to post directly online.

    I found this book very fascinating. How Lillian could keep such good track of all her neighbors, the community at large, federal events as well as her own personal life was amazing. I wondered why she never married. Who were the mysterious people she referred to as "somebody" or just initials?
    Possible boys she liked? What ailment did she have that she so carefully omitted to name? This diary would be a great help to anyone doing their family history in the Galena area. Great book. Dorothy

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    I've been looking forward to volume III and reading more about Lillian.

    Little did she know as she was writing in her diary each day just how many people would someday be reading and getting to know her through it. I'm sure if she could, she would thank you in her own special way for keeping her memory alive.
    Diane B.