Ora S. Warren Diary
Tennessee : Codes


The diary that Ora kept from 1941 - 1945 was a VERY small one. Each small page actually had one date on it (say January 1st) and then 3-4 lines for each of the 5 years. So when she finished one year at the end of the book she started the next year at the beginning again, a few lines down. This meant that she had very little space to write in for a given day, but could see what she was doing on that same day exactly a year ago, or exactly two years ago, and so on.

Ora used codes and abbreviations to try to get her notes to fit into that small amount of space. Here are a few of the more common ones.

B - her husband, Blakeley
Geo - her daughter Jane's boyfriend, George Waller


SS - Sunday School
pck/pkgs - packages
p cases - pillow cases
AM/PM - morning, afternoon
"M" - menstrual period





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