It has been some time since I posted new diary entries from my great-grandfather’s sister’s (Alise Tešs, maiden name Francis) diary, and I’ve done that so that I could bring them in line with the centennial of when they were written, inspired by the fact that this year – 2018 – is also Latvia’s centennial, so that you can see this on-the-ground narrative of someone who was right there in Latvia as the events leading up to independence took place, and also what happened after that.
Since I’ve already posted most of the 1918 entries, I will provide monthly summaries with links to the earlier posts. So here is January 1918!
- January 7th, 1918 – Alise’s husband’s birthday party.
- January 14th, 1918 – Alise’s musings on what is to come for them.
- January 16th, 1918 – Alise mentions the scary news coming from other countries, and how people are turning on each other.
- January 18th, 1918 – Alise’s Bible study class, and how the Bolsheviks threaten its existence.