Dear Diary – January 7 – 14 , 1961


Dear Diary – January 7 – 14, 1961



For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂


Dear Diary,

1/7/61 – I made cup cakes and I didn’t have to go to school. and I played all day and hade (had) fun.

1/8/61 – I played with P (sister) and H & B (uncle & aunt) came over and visted (visited) awhile.

1/9/61 – I went to school and had fun. At school we could not get a drink because the sep. tank was full. (septic tank)

1/10/61 – I went to school and had fun. I went to the Dime store and got a new note book. It is blue with girls. They had pink sweters (sweaters)

1/11/61 – I went to school. after that I went over to grammas and played with KC (a girl my grandma babysat for). I lerend (learned) to turn flips on the wall and got a nickel mother had said I could have when I learend (learned) to turn flips on the wall.

1/12/61 – I went to school. after I got home I played over J’s (neighbor girl). after I came home I cooked supper for us. Then after a while daddy popped some pop corn.

1/13/61 – I went to school. After I went to school I came over to B’s (aunt). I went to the bowling ally (alley) and I got to bowl. I made 73. after we wnt home we went over to N’s & B’s (aunt & uncle) house and stayed until 10:30. we got there about 8:00. We played with their dog. they have not named it yet, but they call it Sally. Mother and Daddy had some coffee. After that we went home and took a bath and went to bed.

1/14/61 – I helped mother clean house then P (sister) and I went outside and played. Daddy went to town 2 or 3 times. I read all day in a book called Black Tiger.


hahaha – sorry, that cracked me up about my aunt’s dog. They hadn’t named it yet, but they called it Sally. haha 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

4 responses »

    • I don’t even remember which dog it was, as they had several over the years. It may have been called Sally from then on. The dog of theirs I remember best was called Bouncer. 🙂

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