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By Betty Williamson
Local columnist 

Dear diary: 83 years of storytelling


Last updated 10/26/2021 at 4:11pm

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Jean Grissom has been keeping a diary for 83 years. She used the coal-oil lamp as she wrote the first few.

I have lost track of the number of times I've started journals or resolved to keep a diary - if nothing else, at least a bare-bones occasional record of events and important dates.

After a week or two - at best a few months - it gets set aside an...

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