Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Piece of History

"After supper my family and I went out to Penfield to see Grampa Plotzker who has cancer in his lungs. He is thin and weak and in very much pain. There is little hope for him, although we have faith in God and the grape cure that he will come through o.k. and will be able to go fishing with me again.
Alfred Leslie Plotzker"
(July 24, 1947- Thurs.)

I wonder if my father ever thought of his grandpa as he struggled with his own disease. My father's diaries usually leave me smiling, but this entry left me wondering instead.


  1. Martha you are so blessed to have those diaries, they are priceless even though they are not always a joy to read.

  2. Hmmm, interesting. I never knew his own grandpa died of lung cancer too. He never mentioned it. Could he have possibly forgotten? We should be keeping diaries of our own and including snippets (written in) of Dad's.