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PEGGY MILLER
1950 ORIGINAL MANSUCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NICE ALL AMERICAN 'GIRL NEXT DOOR' WHO SADLY HAS SUFFERED FROM THE SCOURGE OF THE ERA - POLIO AND WHO WRITES OF HER CONTINUING ILLS AND HER REMARKABLE RECOVERY
OGDEN UTAH UT: (1950). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of the post World War II era of polio victims being the 1950 hardcover handwritten diary of an unidentified teenage girl from Ogden, Utah who was stricken with Bulbar Polio in 1949 and had spent time in an Iron Lung for two weeks. A Dr. C. H. Jensen did a tracheotomy because she still couldn't breathe. A very full, largish diary book contains an enormous store of narrative as she rarely misses a day and shares intimately with her diary: She writes everyday of her life, circumstances, of feeling ill/tired, yet she manages to help her Mother with housework, cooks, bakes, babysits, and eventually goes back to school. She gets lots of penicillin shots and attended physical therapy. Recovering she becomes an accomplished horseback rider and has her own horse named "Sundance", sees lots of movies, mentions her first time riding in a taxi, of shaving her legs, of her first date with a boy named David Hansen, of going to the White City Ballroom...She has many brothers and sisters, which she has listed all family members & their birthdays in the back of the diary...They are the Millers, and they had a farm, as she mentions having cows, bulls, rabbits, etc...and riding on a tractor....and how they have to tend animals...Her brothers got hurt physically by getting cut on the farm fence, of being kicked by horses, breaking wrists falling on ice, etc...The brothers do rodeos and were members of the Junior Posse...One brother, Waldo "banged up front end of car"....They all attended the "Eight … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]

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