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Dear Diary – April 2 – April 12,1961

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Dear Diary – April 2 – April 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, 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,

4/2/61 – I did not go to school. At moring (morning) we went to Church. When We went home B (aunt) came over. J (cousin) and I played all day. We ate dinner. Then we hunted eggs. Then we played. Then ate supper. Then we went to bed. We rode our by bicycle. N (aunt) has a bicycle.

4/3/61 – I got 50 cents from my tooth. J (cousin) and I played all day. B (aunt) came over and brough (brought) us four gold fish. Then I played. I went over to Grand mas. When I went home I went with Grand ma to the play grownd (play ground – the amusement park where she worked). When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/4/61 – I went to school. I had a hedace (headache). When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/5/61 – I went to school. when I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/6/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I went in the house. Grand ma, and grand pa ate supper with us. When they went home I went to bed.

4/7/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. I had the radio in my room.

4/8/61 – I played all day. N (aunt) came over. We clored (colored). I got a new color book. Then I watched tv. I had the raido (radio) in my room. Then I went to bed.

4/9/61 – I played. We went to church. When I came back I went over to B’s (aunt). We ate dinner over there. Then I went home. Then I went to bed.

4/10/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. J (cousin) came over. When I came in I watched tv. Then I played. Then I went to bed. We made some Stochk krisppies (? scotch krispies)

4/11/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. M and O (friends of my parents) came over. Then I went to bed.

4/12/61 – I did not go to school. I had the cramp. I stayed in bed all day. After dinner we went to the store. When I came home I played. I felt better. I played out side. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – March 23 – April 1, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 23 – April 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,

3/23/61 – I went to school. We made clay. When I came home V (cousin) was over. We went to the dime store. When I got home I mad (e) some clay. Then I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/24/61 – I went to school. Some mothers came to visit. When I went home I played. Then I painted. Then I watched tv. then I went to bed.

3/25/61 – I did not go to school. We was going to the library. J (cousin) came over. She went to thelibrary with us. When I got home J came over. We went to her house. It was V’s (cousin) birthday. She got two dollars, dresses, whistle, umbrella, sun glasses, make up, lepard (leopard). Then we went home and went to bed.

3/26/61 – I did not go to school. I played outside. Granny came over. She stayed to eat dinner. When we took her home we looked in her garage. I found books. I got some funny books, and what-nots. When we came home we got a bunch of books. When I got home I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/27/61 – I went to school. I painted a tree. I got paint all over my dress. I had a headack (headache). When I got home I went over to grand mas house. She came over and I went with her. I played all day. When I came home I got my lessons. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/28/61 – I went to school. I painted a picture. When I got home I played. Then I got my byc bicycle tire pumped up. Then I rode it. A cold front came. I went in the house. I played. Then I went to bed.

3/29/61 – I went to school. I made a picture of a chicken. When I went home I played. Grand ma came over. She gave me a package. It was clothes. Ther (e) were sweaters, skirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, and a bathing suit. I put them on. Then I played. Then I went to bed.

3/30/61 – I went to school. I played. After lunch a little while we had ice-cream. When I wnt home I played. Then I read. I went in the bed with mother. Then I went to bed. It was the last day of school. It is Easter holidays.

3/31/61 – I did not go to school. I played. Then I went over to J’s (cousin) house. They were molding. They were molding horses, lambs, fish, fruit, and roosters. When I went home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/1/61 – I was April fools day. I did not go to school. I played all day. B (aunt) came over. N (aunt) and V (cousin) did to. P (sister) and I colored Easter Eggs. When they went home we played. Then I went over to N’s (aunt). When I went home I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Dear Diary – March 13 – 22, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 13 – 22, 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,

3/13/61 – I went to school. J’s (cousin) dog Princess followed us. When I came home J came over. When she went home Grandpa came over. he brought the dog house. When he went home I made a hat. Then I went to bed.

3/14/61 – I went to school. Princess followed us. When I came home I made another hat. It was better than the first one. Then I played. Then I went to bed.

3/15/61 – I went to school. When I got home J came over. We played a long time. When she went home I played. Then N (aunt) came over to get her hair rolled. Then M & O (parent’s friends) came over. We showed fims (home movie films). Then I went to bed.

3/16/61 – I went to school. We had an Easter Parade. We had a corl (?) reading to. When I went home J came home with me. When she went home we went to town with N. When We went home I went to bed.

3/17/61 – I went to school. I drew a picture of a dog. When I got home I played. Then I went to bed. It is St. Patricats (St. Patrick’s) day. I wore a green brouse (blouse) and skirt. …..then in the diary I drew in pencil two cloverleafs and wrote… a semblem of colver (an emblem of clover)

3/18/61 – I did not go to school We went to the stamp center. we did not buy anything. Granny went with us. we went to the dime sstore. I bought paper, past (paste). When I got home I played. I got my Easter shoes. Then we watched tv. Then we went to bed.

3/19/61 – I played all day. Daddy went over to Mrs. S’s (neighbor). I went with him. We saw their puppies. L & J (the neighbor’s daughters) came over. L and I cooked dinner. When they went home I played. Then I painted. Then we went to bed.

3/20/61 – I went to school. When I came home S (a friend) came over. She spent the night. We played all day. Then we went to bed.

3/21/61 – I went to school. S and I took our lunch together. When I got home I went to the landrey (laundry). When I got home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/22/61 – I went to school. When I got home J came over. When she went home I made a 3 D picture. Then we played. I watched tv. then I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – March 3 – 12, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 3 -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, 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,

3/3/61 – I did not got to school. I played with J (cousin). Then I played out side. When I came home I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/4/61 – I played. I watched tv at morning then I went outside. Then I went over to granny’s and played with S (cousin) and B (cousin). Then we ate supper. We played outside. When we went home I went to bed.

3/5/61 – I played. It was windy. I went over to J’s (cousin) and played. Then I went home. I played some more. We went over to J’s house. It was her brithday (birthday). She got hair clamps, an Ester hat and purce (purse), a dollar in change, two skirts, a dress. We ate cake. Then we went home. Then I went to bed.  and a slip.

3/6/61 – I went to school. we brock (broke) the penyahta (pinata). we ate the candy. When I came home I played with clay. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. I had a headace (headache). It was when the Alamo fell.

3/7/61 – I went to school. I played. When I came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. When I came Home I played. then I watched tv some. Daddy made some popcorn. Then I went to bed.

3/8/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. J (cousin) came over to play. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. M and O (parent’s friends) came over.

3/9/61 – I went to school. I made a puppet. When I came home Granny was over. P (sister) and I played. Then We went to the library. When I came home I went to bed.

3/10/61 – I went to school. I finished my puppet. When I came home I played. Then I went utside. Then I came in and went to bed. I went over to J’s (cousin) house and played

3/11/61 – I played. P (sister) was sick. Then We went to the Stamp Center. When We came home I went over to J’s house. I spent the niht. We played all day.

3/12/61 – I played with J. I stayed until 3:00 oclock. When I came home I played. Then we went over to Grandma’s house. It was N’s (aunt) birthday. When we came home I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – February 11 – 20, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 11 – 20, 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,

2/11/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. It was pretty outside and I went outside. At night we went over to N’s (aunt). after went home we went to bed.

2/12/61 – It was Sunday. we had to get up at 5:00 and go over to grand mas house. At morning we played with dogs all day. when I went home we went to bed.

2/13/61 – I went to school. we made valentins (Valentines). When I came home I went to the library. when I came home I went to bed.

2/14/61 – I went to school. we had our valentine party. I got many valentins (Valentines) when I came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

2/15/61 – I went ot school. we saw a film about animals and fish. After school I played. Then M and O (parent’s friends) came over. After they went home we went to bed.

2/16/61 – I went to school. After school I came home and made a bannana  (banana) pudding. After that I played and then we went to the library. I got 4 records. When we came home we went to bed.

2/17/61 – I went to school. we went to a lady house and saw many animal heads. (note- this was my 4th grade teacher’s house). After that we went to a pet shop and saw fish, monkeys, and birds. We went back to school. When I came home I played. After that we went to bed.

2/18/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. daddy did not go to work today. B (aunt) came over & got a permenit (hair permanent) . Then we went over to Grand-mas house. She was not home but Grampa was. We talked to him. P (sister) and I played with her dog, Toro. The we came home.

2/19/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. We played with the Dog. At night we went to bed.

2/20/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I went home I played. The school will be closed tomorrow. After I played I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – February 1 – 10, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 1 – 10 , 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,

2/1/61 – I went to school and had fun. we went out side for since (science). when I come home I played outside. when we come In we ate supper and watched tv. then we went to bed.

2/2/61 – I went to school and had to show a wheel of food and to tell about a murail (mural). mother came to school to here (hear). When I came home I played. At night Granny, aunt M, and B came over. When they went home we went to bed.

2/3/61 – I went to school and had fun. when we came come home we went to Grand mas house. When we went home we went to the store. When we came home I played and went to bed.

2/4/61 – I played then daddy and I went to the library and Sears and to the post office. when we came home we went to the show. (movie…I wish I’d have written what show we saw!) When we came home we ate supper and went to bed.

2/5/61 – I did not go to school today  it is Sunday. I played all day. I could not find any thing to do. we made a  house and played in it. When we got thrugh (through) we went to bed.

2/6/61 – I went to school. we went to the plantaterryen (planetarium). When we got out of school I got into the car. B (aunt) had brought me a dog. We have not named it. then we went to bed.

2/7/61 – This morning I named our dog Dusty. Then I went to school. When I came home I played with Dusty. after that we watched tv. Then we played with Dusty. Dusty stuck his nose in my shoe and then he curled up in my nightgown. Then we went to bed.

***note*** weird and fun fact… Dusty was the dog I knew I would get, because I’d asked the Ouija board if and when I would get a dog. It said yes, and told me when. It came true! Dusty was with us for 9 years before he crossed the rainbow bridge (I was in my senior year of high school)

2/8/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. At night we went over to see N (aunt) and B (uncle) Then we went to bed.

2/9/61 – I went to school. We made some pictures. After school I went over to Grandmas house. Her dog grew a lot. I ate supper over there. When we went home we went to the library. When we came home we went to bed.

2/10/61 – I went to school. when I came home daddy took a treatment,  (chiropractic) so we did not go bowling. we stayed home, and then we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 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,

1/22/61 – 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.

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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 – November 4 – 16,1961

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Dear Diary – November 4 – 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, mispellings 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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11/4/61 – I went to school (this was scratched out). I played.

11/5/61 – I played.

11/6/61 – I went to school. I played. I had a headake (headache).

11/7/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/8/61 – I went to school. I went over J’s (cousin). We played.

11/9/61 – I went to school. I went over J’s (cousin). We played.

11/10/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/11/61 – I played. (I went was scratched out)

11/12/61 – I played. We went to the park. we watched the ducks. We saw a swan.

11/13/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to grandmas. Mama, daddy, and me started playing monoply (Monopoly game).

11/14/61 – I went to school. I played. We did not finish the game. Daddy had to morge (mortgage his deeds (all was scratched out). He had $123 dollard (dollars) left.

11/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/16/61 – I went to school. I played. P (sister) did not go to school.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS