Category Archives: DEAR DIARY

Dear Diary – February 21 – March 2, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 20 – March 2, 1961

  

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

2/21/61 – I did not got to school today because it was closed. I played all day. I played in the snow. We made some snow cream (snow ice-cream). The evergreen tree was bent over because the snow was on it. When I came in I played. Then I went to bed.

2/22/61 – I went to school. When I came home I got to walk in the snow. When I got home I played. Then I watched tv and ate supper. Then I watched tv and played. Then I went to bed. Today was George Washington’s birthday.

2/23/61 – I went to school and hade (had) fun. When I came home I played. Then we went outside and played. Then I came in and played. Then I went to bed.

2/24/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

2/25/61 – I did not go to school. We went over to B’s (aunt) house. J (cousin) got to spend the night. We went over to N’s (another aunt) and played. When I got home I played and went to bed. J and I stayed up talking till 1:00 or 2:00 o’clock.

2/26/61 – I did not got to school. J was over. We went over to grand-mas. It was Grand-pas birthday. I played with the dogs. Then I hurt my finger. Then I went home. I played. Then I went to bed. We went over to grannys and I took a nap over there.

2/27/61 – I went to school. At school I painted an ink picture. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

2/28/61 – I went to school. When I came home I went to get P (sister) picture. Then we went to a pet shop. We saw fish, birds, sea horses, ginny (Guinea) pigs, alligaters (alligators), and a deer head. When I got home I played. Then I went to bed.

3/1/61 – I went to school. When I came home J (cousin) came over. We played. When she went home I watched tv. Then I played. Then I went to bed.

3/2/61 – I went to school. When I got there we had a pig. We will put candy in it. Then we will break it and candy will fall out.  (must have been a Pinata) When I got home I played a long time. Then I watched tv. Then P (sister) pulled her first tooth. Then I went to bed. Daddy put a muffler on the car.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

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Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

  

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/15/61 – This morning we went to grannys house. we stayed till about 5:30. we ate dinner over there. after dinner we talked. Daddy and the men played 42. (Dominoes). P (sister) and I went utside and played with C (a neighbor girl). I found 5 Christmas trees in the ally (alley). We set them up and played under them. In the ally, I foand (found) a live plant. When we were going home we hade (had) an Ice crem (cream) cone and then we went home and I watched 3 shows . after that I ate supper, then I took a bath and went to bed.

1/16/61 – I went to school. after I went to school I came home and went to the store and to the cleaners and to the dime store. then we went home and I went over to play with J (a neighbor girl)

1/17/61 – I went to school and had fun. I went over to B’s (aunt) to play. when I went home I went to Piggley Wiggly (grocery store) and got a book of Wild Animals. I will get one every week. they will be different ones.

1/18/61 – I went to school and played with the fifth grade at play pedired (period). We had a vistor (visitor) his was Mr. Night. after school I went to have a shot. when I came home after a while we went over to granny’s house. when we came home I took a bath and went to bed.

1/19/61 – I went to school and had fun. it was B’s (uncle) birthday and at night we went over to N’s (aunt). Mother made a cake. B (aunt) was there and H (uncle), Grandma, Grand Pa, Mother, father, P (sister) and I was there. we all had fun. then we went home and went to bed.

1/20/61 – I went to school and watched tv all day to see John Kennedy. (maybe this was his inauguration to be President?) then I came home and had fun playing. we did not have any home work to do.

1/21/61 – I had fun playing. I turned flips on the wall. After dinner N (aunt) and Grand-ma came over. At night we went over to Ns and stayed a long time then we went home and went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – December 28 – January 6, 1961

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Dear Diary – December 28 – January 6, 1961

  

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

12/28/61 – I went to twon town. I played.

12/29/61 – I played. We went over to B’s (aunt).

12/30/61 – I played. We went over to Mrs. S’s (neighbor lady). I played. We went to N’s (aunt). At night we went to grannys. We ate supper.

12/31/61 – I played. It was New Years eve.

***note*** I started this series of diary entries on the June 5th entry. We’ve come to the end of the 1961 year, but I didn’t do the Jan. – June 4 ones, so will continue with the Jan. 1st, 1961 entry.***

***note # 2*** For the first 4 entries in my diary, I signed each one with “Your dearest friend and writer, Barbara”. Then I didn’t do any more. I guess I figured my diary already knew who I was – haha! Yes, I knew I was a writer even when I was 10 years old! 🙂

1/1/61 – It is New Year’s day.Everyone came over and ate dinner with us.

1/2/61 – Mother and I had to clean up the house. I buffed the floors in the bedroom.  (we had real hardwood floors in all the rooms except the kitchen, which had linoleum, and that got waxed and buffed regularly, too). P.S. I hated doing that chore, even though the wax smelled good and the buffing machine was kind of fun to use, when it wasn’t going all crazy because I couldn’t hold on to it very good! I’m pretty sure that’s why I don’t like doing the floors now.

1/3/61 – I went to school. I had a headach (headache) all day.

1/4/61 – I went to school. After school we went to the cleaners. I played with P (sister). Grandma & Grandpa ate supper with us.

1/5/61 – I went to school & I took my doll. I went to grandma’s to night.

1/6/61 – I went to school and when I got hom (home) after a while we went bowlling (bowling). I baked my first cake and made a tea party with P (sister)

Now that is an interesting fact/co-incident. I remember baking that cake, a very simple one from a kid’s cook-book. It turned out really good. Then, many years later my own daughter was born… on a January 6th. So…for many years I baked a cake for her birthday…each January 6th! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – December 17 – 27, 1961

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Dear Diary – December 17 – 27 , 1961

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

10/17/61 – P (sister) went to the Doctor. I played.

10/18/61 – I went to school. P (sister) did not go. I played.

10/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/20/61 – I went to school. I played. We got our fim (home movie film we’d had sent off to be developed)

10/21/61 – I went to school. I played. It was open house. We visited school.

10/22/61 – I went to school. We looked at all the rooms. (each school room & doors had been decorated for Christmas). We had our party. I got a bank, a comb, a purce (purse), a kye (key) chain. I had fun.

10/23/61 – I went over grandmas. I played.

10/24/61 – I played. It was Christmas Eve. We went to grannys. I got a grey poodel dog (stuffed toy poodle dog).

10/25/61 – It was Christmas. I got two balls, weveing loom (weaving), perfume, How to draw a dog (a step by step book of how to draw a dog) (I did a lot of these drawings, in charcoal pencils), a babette (this was a doll like a Barbie doll, but not Barbie – my cousin got a ‘real’ Barbie doll – I was kind of upset!), a suitcase, concentraintion (a concentration game, like the TV game show), slippers, mossiken (moccasin shoes), pen, neclace (necklace) and bracelet.

10/26/61 – I went to twon (town). We played.

10/27/61 – I played. We went to the store.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – December 2 – 16 , 1961

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Dear Diary – December 2 – 16 , 1961

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

12/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to milimians (Milam’s – a toy store). Then we went to grannys.

12/3/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. I pulled a tooth.

12/4/61 – I went to school. I played. It is Grandmas birthday. J (cousin) and I played. I got 35 cents.

12/5/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. We played. At night mama, P (sister) and I sang Christmas songs. P warked (walked) home.

12/6/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/7/61 – I went to school. My throat hurt. I played.

12/8/61 – I did not go to school. I was sick.

12/9/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. At night her and B (uncle) came over. At Evenin (evening) Grandma came over.

12/10/61 – I went I played.

12/11/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/12/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/13/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/16/61 – We went to twon (town). I bought Christmas presents. I played. We got our tree up.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – November 17 – December 1 , 1961

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Dear Diary – November 17 – December 1 , 1961

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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! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

11/17/61 – I went to school. I played

11/18/61 – I played. Mama and daddy played Monopoly with me. P (sister) played too.

11/19/61 – I played monopoly. Grandma and N (aunt) came over. we played crazy Eights. (a card game)

11/20/61 – I went to school. I played. At night I made a turkey

11/21/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

11/22/61 – I went to school. Miss. Hermann (my 5th grade teacher) had to go and visit her parents for thanksgiving.

11/23/61 – I played. It was thanksgiving. It was my birthday. I got a purse, an autograph hound dog pin (stuffed dog and a pen), some map pencils, a coloring book. We went to grandmas. at home granny and grandad, N (aunt) and B (uncle) B (aunt) and H (uncle), came over. I got a purse, a dollar, a braclet (bracelet), 2 pairs of pants, socks.

11/24/61 – I played. at night I went to a slumber party. V, J, J (cousin), and me were there. We stayed up all night.

11/25/61 – I played. We went to twon (town). we went to grannys. E (aunt), T (uncle), RL (cousin), and TL (cousin) were there. RL, P (sister) and I went to the dime store. I bought some Jacks and cards. At night we went to someones house that they knew.

11/26/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

11/27/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/28/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/29/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/30/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/1/61 – I went to school. I had a headacke (headache). We played Jacks. I fell down and skinned my arm and bumped my head. I went over to B J’s (school friend). We played with SG, FT, (school friends) and there (their) little sisters. We had fun.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

 

Dear Diary – October 13 – 23, 1961

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Dear Diary – October 13 – 23, 1961

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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, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

10/13/61 – I went to school, I went to J’s (cousin). We played. At night N & B (aunt & uncle) came over.

10/14/61 – I played. B (aunt) came over. We made some popcorn at night. We watched tv.

10/15/61 – I played. P (sister) got sick at her stomact (stomach)

10/16/17 – I went to school. P (sister) was sick. I played.

10/17/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. I went to J’s. We played.

10/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/20/61 – I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin). They came over. We played. We had fun.

10/21/61 – We went to town. I got a flue (flu) shot. I got some shoes. We went to B’s (aunt).

10/22/61 – I played. I went riding with J (cousin). I went to grandma’s. Granny came over. I played.

10/23/61 – I went to school. I played. I made some fuge (fudge) candy.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

Dear Diary – October 1 – 12, 1961

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Dear Diary – October 1 – 12 , 1961

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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, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

10/1/61 – I did my homework until 10 are (or) some where around then. It hailed and rained.

10/2/61 – I went to school. I played. I had a headack (headache)

10/3/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to grannys.

10/4/61 – I went to school. We had a foot ball game. I was a cheer leader. I played. I had fun.

10/5/61 – I went to school. I hurt my finger. I pulled a little of my nail off. We went to eat supper over Grandmas.

10/6/61 – I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin). I played. P (sister) had a headack (headache).

10/7/61 – I played with J (cousin) all day. We went to B’s (aunt) and ate tockes (tacos?). We played a long time outside.

10/8/61 – Daddy went golfing. B (aunt) and mama and J (cousin) went boleing (bowling). Mama made 122 & 127. They came over. we played.

10/9/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to the library.

10/10/61 – I went to school. I played. Mother went to a cooking school.

10/11/61 – I went to school. I played. In art we made halloween things. P (sister) went to B’s (aunt).  I played. J and V (cousins) cut their hair. It looks lots better than long.

10/12/61 – It is Clombus (Columbus) day. I went to school. J (cousin) came over. We played.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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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, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

9/12/61 – I played. I went to school. Mama had a permenit (a permanent for her hair). N (aunt) came over. B (aunt) did to (too).

9/13/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over.

9/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/16/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/17/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/20/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/21/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to town.

9/22/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/23/61 – I played. P (sister) Spent the night with N (aunt). She is going to go next door tomorrow to church. We went to town. W (we) went to Under
Woods. (a favorite bar-be-que restaurant). We got some food. We ate at home.

9/24/61 – I played. Mother and I went rideing (riding). We went to Bs (aunt). I stayed and ate dinner. I played.

9/25/61 – I went to school. P (sister) took my lunch. (a scratch out here) She stayed until 2:40. I played.

9/26/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

9/27.61 – I went to School. I played. We went to the Fair. I rode rides. I went through the Gost (Ghost) House, and the Crazy House. I played games. I had a candy apple. I had fun.

9/28/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over for a little while. V (cousin) was alredy (already) over.

9/29/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. to spend the night. We played. Mother, daddy, B (uncle), N (aunt) went to the fair. I got a horse. P (sister) got a doll.

9/30/61 – I played. We went to the Stamp center. We got some silver ware. I played.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 31, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 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, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

8/17/61 – I played I sewed. We went to Grand mas.

8/18/61 – I played. B (aunt) came home. We saw the baby. It is a girl. Daddy, D (cousin), Grand pa, and B (uncle) went fishing. N (aunt) spent the night.

8/19/61 – I played. It rained all day.

8/20/61 – I played. I went to Bs (aunt) Daddy came home. We have some fish.

8/21/61 – We went to the Dr. I played. We went to the library.

8/22/61 – I went to the store. I played with J (cousin). We went to Ns (aunt) We ate watermelon.

8/23/61 – I played. V (cousin) came to spend the day. I went to Js (cousin). I spent the night. Daddy and Mama went to the store.

8/24/61 – I played. I went to the library.

8/25/61 – I went to Bs (aunt). I played. J (cousin) & V (cousin) came over. We played.

8/26/61 – I played.

8/27/61 – I played. Granny came over. J (cousin) came over to spend the night. We went to Gibson’s (discount store). We got our school supplies.

8/28/61 – I played. I went to the Dr. Daddy went to a meeting.

8/29/61 – I played. J (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We played.

8/30/61 – I played with J (neighbor girl). J (cousin) came over. We played.

8/31/61 – I played.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS