Diary of the WestDiary of the West by PoppycockFanatic13
April 3rd, 1883
Today is my 16th birthday. Today I have gotten this diary for my birthday as a gift from my mother. Today I get to teach my sister how to sew. It's my duty to teach my sister now that she is 6 years of age. She needs to learn the basics of sewing at an early age if she is to sew clothing for her husband when she is older.
Well, I just got done teaching Kate the basics of sewing, it was not easy, but I will continue to teach her. But not until we make it to California, my father bought a farm there, so we have to move. Nebraska has gone downhill since the locusts attacked, we have recently had a famine because of the crop shortage.
We are almost to California, but one of the cylinders in the train engine broke, so we will be stuck in Wyoming for about three days. Luckily, I ran into an old friend of mine who went to the school house with me back in Nebraska. It turns out, he is moving to California too.
Ever since 5th grade we