Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961


Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 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,

1/22/61 – We went to eat dinner over to grand-ma’s. After dinner we all went riding. we went to Abbernathy, (Abernathy), New Deal, Hale center, Plainview, and to Tulia & Happy (all little TX towns around here). When we home we went over to Grand-ma’s and ate supper. When we came home we went to bed.

1/23/61 – I went to school and had fun. After I came home we went to get a book about birds and butterflys (butterflies) {these were a type of illustrated children’s encyclopedia they offered at the grocery store each week}. When we got home we ate supper and then played a game. Then we went to bed.

1/24/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I was going to get In the car the door was stuck so we got in the front of the car. When I got home the trees were covered with Ice. then I traced some pictures. Then I went to bed.

1/25/61 – I went to school and got my report card. I brought my grades up. When I got home I showed It to mother and daddy. then I played and then I went to bed.

1/26/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. daddy didn’t work today. at school we went to the museum. we went to see Ranching. we rode on a bus over there.

1/27/61 – I went to school and had fun. It snowed again. we did not go bowling because it snowed.

1/28/61 – today is Saturday and I did not go to school. P (sister) and I went out and played in the snow. we drwe (drew) all day.

1/29/61 – we played all day. we played with tinker toys and Paper dolls. Grand ma and Grand-pa, N (aunt) and B (uncle), H (uncle), and B (aunt) came over. when they went home we watched tv then we went to bed.

1/30/61 – I went to school and had an acheighment Test (achievement test). when I got home P (sister) and I got to ply (play) in the snow. when daddy came home we went to the store and got a book about cats and money. Grandpa came and got our dog house, so their puppy could sleep in it. then we went to bed.

1/31/61 – I went to school and we finished our test. When I got home I played outside. the snow has melted. M and O (friends of my parents) came over and we showed fims (films – home movies). When they went home we went to bed.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

10 responses »

      • yeah, in a story it would be a forshadowing of the future. it’s pretty impressive that a kid wrote consistently everyday.

      • Oooh I like it, even if it is a bit spooky! Like the time I wrote in my diary Jan. 6, that I made my first ever cake, and then years later my daughter was born on a Jan. 6, so I’ve made many, many more cakes on that day. 🙂

    • Thanks, Suzanne!
      I wish I’d have kept my other diaries. I have no idea what happened to them, though. I’ll bet there might have been a little more juicy reading in the teen years! haha! 🙂

      • haha Maybe so!

        Mine weren’t at all juicy. I went ahead and pre-filled in my birthdays for 5 years so I’d have something written in there. I can’t remember anything else in my diary at this point. For someone that has always loved writing, I didn’t (and still don’t) do too well with a diary/journal. 🙂
        Have a blessed day.

      • I know what you mean. I did the diaries for awhile, and off and on I try to do a journal,now, but can’t seem to keep it up, so I forget where that one is,and start another one for a few days. 🙂

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