Thomas Alva Edison

My Diary

October 1855 Tuesday

Dear Diary


My teacher well me to dump to learn.That I heard well but other things I don't hear right.I felt emberessed. I don't even like this teacher.She is mean! It's also not my fault because I had scarlet fever.

November 1857 Wendsday

Dear Diary

I got a job selling news papers.At a train.I am so happy I have a job.Now I can own my own money.

November 1857 Saturday

Dear Diary


I also got premission to set up a laboratory in the train. Yessssssssssss!!!!!!

November 1857 Friday

Dear Diary

The conductor kicked me out of the train.I am angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 1857 Friday

Dear Diary

I saved a kid from being run over by a errant train. The father of kid said he will show me how to operate a telegraph.Yess a better job!

December 1862 Wensday

Dear Diary

I have been working at a telegraph company."Booyaah!"Finally a real job.

October 1866 Tuesday

Dear Diary


I moved to Kentucky,Louisville to work at the Associated Press."Boomshakalaka"A better Job.Yess!

May 1870 Monday

Dear Diary


I improved the stock ticker.And the stock telegraph company they payed me $40,000. I should do this more often.

June 1872 Friday

Dear Diary

I sent to build a small laboratory in Newark,New Jersey.So I can create better things.


January 1875 Saturday

Dear Diary

I improved the stock ticker more and I made a quadruplex telegraph that is capable to transmitting two signals from two different directions.And Jay Gould snatched the invention from Western Union.But Jay Gould payed me $100,000. This is a good job.



December 1877 Sunday

Dear Diary


I invented the phonograph and it came to world fame.It records sound.

July 1880 Thursday

Dear Diary


I invented the light bulb but it was hard because I broke a lot of glass and other things and I also failed a lot.But I didn't give up I tried and tried to make the invention real and that's one of my best inventions yet.

July 1880 Monday

Dear Diary


I started developing a light bulb company. I am building a laboratory in West Orange New Jersey.

May 1950 Sunday

Dear Diary


My grandpa died in 1931 at age 84.


By Thomas Alva Edison and his grandson