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Days in the Life of Minnie Torkler: A Rockland County Woman's 1926 Diary
William Doherty, a lifelong resident of Rockland County, is retired from a career in building management in Manhattan. He was a history major at Roanoke College and a member of the history honor society. As a frustrated historian, he is making up for lost time, volunteering at the Historical Society. This is his fourth article for South of the Mountains.

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COVER PICTURE.  Snowed lightly January 27    32-40 Ther.

Cleared at 12 O'clock cloudy at 3 Went shopping this is the first time that I went out without my sling hand feels pretty good. [Minnie had broken her arm December 1.] I sent for a loud speaker to [Charles] Broadway Rouss for Fredy. sent check for the amount of 12.25. the 25 cts are for parcel post.

About 4 O'clock a fierce snow storm which lasted only about 10 minutes then the sun came out. Warren wrote to his mother. Fred and I went to the Vault took Bonds there.

The page of January 27, 1926, from the diary of Minnie Torkler in the collections of the Historical Society of Rockland County.

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Editor: Marjorie H. Johnson      
Consulting Editor: Marianne B. Leese

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