An excerpt from the diary of Miss Nina L. Winn, December 23, 1916: No flowers at [florist David] Duncan’s & Mrs. Duncan there because he is so poorly, [to] cemetery with my 2 wreaths – couldn’t afford more. Regular readers of Nina Winn’s diaries will be familiar with passages throughout the years, in which she … Continue reading In memory of Nina Winn at Christmas
Recent entries from Nina Winn’s 1916 diary include descriptions of her having lunch or reading “on the piazza.” Nowadays, to American-English speakers, the word “piazza” typically conjures thoughts of the open public spaces that are characteristic of cities in Italy. But in Nina Winn’s time, piazza was a popular term in the United States for … Continue reading On the piazza . . .