Dear Diary – May 1 – 12 , 1961


Dear Diary – May 1 – 12, 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,

5/1/61 – I went to school. It rained all day. When I came home I painted. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

5/2/61 – I went to school. After school P (sister) walked home with me for the first time. When we got home we played. Then we went to bed.

5/3/61 – I went to school. When I came home J (cousin) came home with me. We played. Then we went to Grandma’s. P (sister) rode the bike. When we went home I played with P. Then I came in. Then I went to bed.

#for some reason the next 3 entries my mom was writing them for me. I don’t know why … it was in her handwriting

5/4/61 – I went to school

5/5/61 – I went to school

5/6/61 – Daddy played golf today I helped mother clean the house. B (aunt) and kids (cousins) came over. We went went to the show tonight. Saw “North to Alaska” and “Edge of Eternity”. Came home, and the house was full of millers (millers were what we called moths – sometimes we called them candle bugs)

5/7/61 – We went to church. It had a sand storm. Daddy plumbed for our washing machine. We went to the grocery store. Then we went to N’s (aunt) and then to B’s (aunt)

5/8/61 – I went to school. I went to see Dr. Jenkins. I have exzema on my head. Went to school this eveing (evening).  Mother had her ears washed out. (what?? haha)

5/9/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came home with me to play.

5/10/61 – I went to school.

5/11/61 – I went to school. It is D’s (cousin) birthday. He got 4 dollars and a half, a bilfold (billfold), Thongs (flip flops), bicycle. We played outside for a long time.

5/12/61 – I went to school. After school I went to B’s (aunt). D, J, (cousins), and I played baseball all day. Then we ate popcorn. I spent the night.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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