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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 – 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

 

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 1 – 11, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 1 – 11, 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,
9/1/61 – I plalyed (played). I went to register for school. J (cousin) came over
 9/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over to spend the night.
 9/3/61 – I played. I colored. I had a headace (headache).
9/4/61 – I played. We went to N’s (aunt)
9/5/61 – I went to school. It was the first day. My teacher was Miss Herman. P (sister) went to school. Her teacher was Mrs. Price.
9/6/61 – I went to school. We are learning to jump rope a different way.
9/7/61 – I went to school. I jumped rope with two ropes. I came home and played.
9/8/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. We had a coke.
9/9/61 – I played. We paid bills. I (it) was H’s (uncle) birthday. On tv. We watched Miss Americia (America)
9/10/61 – I played. Grandpa came over.
9/11/61 – I went to school. We have a new …bows? bout? ( I have no idea what this word I wrote was. Here’s the page.) I played. I went to the Dr.
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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 – AUGUST 5 – 16 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 5 – 16 , 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,

8/5/61 -I played with L and J (neighbor girl & cousin). We went to the show.

8/6/61 – N (aunt) came over. We went to Gibson (Gibson’s Discount Store). I got some shoes. I played. Daddy went to Grannys.

8/7/61 – I played. We went to town. We went to Bs (aunt) shower (baby). She got some booties 2 pair, shirts, an infanseat (infant seat), blankets, rattlers 2, nite gown, Kimona, dress, socks, pannies (panties).

8/8/61 – D (cousin) came over to see if I could by (buy) some Kool aid. J (cousin) and I rode bikes. We went to the store. We went riding to peoples houses we knew.

8/9/61 – We went to the store. J (cousin) and I went riding. We went to the store. J and the family came over. We played

8/10/61 – J and I went riding. We went to the library.

8/11/61 – I kept K (a friend’s little girl that I babysat). I got a quarter. We went to the show. We saw Voge (Voyage) to the Bottom of the sea!!? I played. I had a headack. (headache) Daddy made some popcorn.

8/12/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. She gave us some puppets. We went to town. We went to Grannys.

8/13/61 – I played. N came over. We had watermelon.

8/14/61 – We went to town. I got 2 dresses, a slip, and socks. I played.

8/15/61 – I went to play with J (cousin). We went swimming in their pool. We made some popcorn. P (sister) went to stay with granny. She is going to spend the night.

8/16/61 – I went to the store. B (aunt) had a baby. J (cousin) and V (cousin) spent the night.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – JULY 13 – 23 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JULY 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,
7/13/61 – I played. B (aunt) came over. Went to the store. We went to get Dusty (our dog – my granny kept him at her house while we were on vacation)
7/14/61 – I went to town with daddy. I played. We went to Grand-mas. I went to B’s (aunt) to get my bike.
7/15/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to town.
7/16/61 – I played. We went to Grand-pas tonight.
7/17/61 – I played. We went to pick peas. Mama took B (aunt) to the doctor. J (cousin) came over. She spent the night.
7/18/61 – We played. At night we went to a party. I spent the night with L.S. (neighbor girl).
7/19/61 – I played. I went home and V (cousin) came over. I got two fish. J (cousin) and D (cousin) went to Odessa.
7/20/61 – I played. We went to grand-mas. We went to the library.
7/21/61 – I played. Grand ma & Grand pa came over.
7/22/61 – I played. We went to town. I got some new shoes. We went to Grannys. We are going on a fishing trip. Granny is going with us. N and B (aunt & uncle) came over.
7/23/61 – I went to Buffalo Lake. We stayed a long time. When we came home I played. B, H, & V (aunt, uncle, cousin) came over.
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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – JUNE 18 – June 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JUNE 18 – June 30, 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,

6/18/61 – I played. It was Father’s Day. Daddy got a bilfold (billfold). We went to Gramp-pa’s. D (cousin) was there. We went to Grannys and N’s (aunt). They were not home. then we went home. I had a headaeck (headache).

6/19/61 – I played. I held a baby chawawa (chihuahua puppy). Went over to N’s (aunt). We talked about our trip. then we went home.

6/20/61 – I played. Daddy got his Polio shot. We went to Grandmas. P (sister) stayed at night Grandma, and Grandpa came over.

6/21/61 -I played. L (neighbor girl) came over. We went to the store. L came over. When daddy came home we went swimming. It was the first day of summer.

6/22/61 – We went to town. Then I played. When Daddy came home we went to sears. (Sears department store)

6/23/61 – I played. At night went to the show. (movie) We went to see the, 101 Dalmations. ..** I remember I was so excited to go see this movie. We saw it at a drive-in movie theater.

6/24/61 – I played after dinner. Grand-ma came over. P (sister) and I went home with her. I sewed a long time. (probably embroidery – my grandma taught me how to do this) … At night N (aunt and B (uncle), Grand-ma and pa came over. N had some fimm. (home movie film to show)

6/25/61 – I played. Granny came over N (aunt) came over for a minute.

6/26/61 – I went to town. We got some P j’s (pajamas). I got some shorts. B (aunt) came over.

6/27/61 – I went to town. I got two pair of pants and a blouse. We went to the store. Then I went to Grand mas. I stayed until almost 7.

6/28/61 – I played. We went to the story store. J (cousin) came over. Daddy went to Grannys and built a pen for Dusty. (our dog) …(they were going to keep our dog while we went on an out of town trip, and didn’t have a fence.)

6/29/61 – I played. D (cousin) came over. We went to the dime store. We went to Grand-mas. B (aunt) and N (aunt) were there.

6/30/61 – I played. At night everyone came over. I pooled (pulled) a tooth. we left for our trip to Idaho.

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© 2017 BS