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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

DEAR DIARY – MAY 17- 26, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – MAY 17- 26, 1960

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My diary entries from 1961, when I was 10 years old. I typed these just as they appear, with names indicated by initial only, and corrections in spellings in parentheses. 🙂

Dear Diary,

5/17/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then we went to Grandmas. P (sister) rode the bike. Then we went home.

5/18/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played outside. At night it rained.

5/19/61 – I went to school. After school Mother went to docter (doctor) to see about her ears. Then we went to the dime store. Then we went to B’s (aunt) to see if J (cousin) could spend the night. She could. We went home and played. At night we looked for frogs. We stayed up until 1:00 oclock. (o’clock)

5/20-61 – J (cousin) and I played. We went to the air show. (the Air Force base here put on a show) When we came home we played. Grand ma came over and N (aunt) came over. We asked if we could spend the night over there. The men went fishing. N spent the night over Grand-ma’s. We did too. I slept on the coucth. (couch)

5/21/61 – I played all day. We went to the store. When we came back we played. Then we went home and played. Then we went to see how much money it would cost to go to Idho (Idaho). When we came home Grand-pa came over and ate supper with us.

5/22/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played.

5/23/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. They we went to the store. Then we went to Grand-ma’s. Aunt D came over. When we came home I played.

5/24/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. At night Grand pa came over. B (aunt), H (uncle), D, J, and V (cousins) came over. we played a long time.

5/25/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over to play. When she went home we went to the golf range.

5/26/61 – I went to school and I played.

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© 2016 Bs