This is the Museum of English Rural Life — also known as the MERL — in Reading, England. It houses a lot of historical artifacts like paintings, weavings, and photographs from farmers and craftspeople back in the day.
The MERL also has an absolute FIRE Twitter.
Anywho, the MERL recently tweeted out this thread that shook the internet to its humblest of cores. Here's how it started, ever so enticingly:
So I'm thinking, "Oh, diaries?! DUST 👏 OFF 👏 THAT 👏 EIGHTEENTH 👏 CENTURY 👏 TEA. 👏"
So now I'm like:
(Just to clarify: The person with this Paper Source-employee-worthy handwriting was only THIRTEEN. YEARS. OLD.)
History as we know it has changed.
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