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DEAR DIARY – July 24 – August 4 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – July 24 –  August 4 , 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,

7/24/61 – I went too (to) town with B (aunt). I went too (to) the library. I played. We showed flim (film – home movie film) to B, H, and V. (aunt, uncle, cousin)

7/25/61 – I went to Dr. Harvy. (foot doctor)  I played. V (cousin) came over.

7/26/61 – I went to Granny’s. I went to the store. Igot a coloring book. I skated. I fell down. Mama came over to Granny’s. It was Grand dads birthday. Daddy gave him a few dollars. I spent the night. P (sister) got a shot.

7/27/61 – I played. Mr & Mrs. L (friends?) came over. We went with them to Monteray (Monterrey – a shopping center). I got some clay and two Dogs. (I collected glass figurines)

7/28/61 – I went to Dr. Harvey. I got some new pads (arch supports). When I got home V (cousin) came over. I went home with B (aunt). I played.

7/29/61 – I went to the library. Grand-ma came over. I went to B’s (aunt). J (cousin) & D (cousin) came home.

7/30/61 – I played. H (uncle came over).

7/31/61 – I played N and B (aunt and uncle) came to Granny’s. We played golf. We mad (made) ice-cream. We went to the library.

8/1/61 – It was mama’s & Daddy’s aniverssry (anniversary). J (cousin) and I played.

8/2/61 – I went to the store. We got a fishbole (fish bowl). I played. L (neighbor girl) came over. D (cousin) came over. Daddy went to the hostpitle (hospital). something was in his eye.

8/3/61 – We went to the Dee (?) Daddy had the ball of th eye cut. He had a patch on it. I went to play with J (cousin). I swam in their pool.

8/4/61 – I played. L (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We showed film. (home movies)

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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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DEAR DIARY – JUNE 8 – JUNE 17, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JUNE 8 – JUNE 17, 1961

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Dear Diary,

6/8/61 – I played. We went to town. J (cousin) spent the night.

6/9/61 – I played all day. I went to the docktor. (doctor) We ate a watermelon. N & B (aunt and uncle) came over.

6/10/61 – I played. Went to town. P’s (sister) noes (nose) blead. (bled)

6/11/61 – I played. We went to church.

6/12/61 – I played. After dinner we went and got our poilo (polio) shots. At night we went to the library.

6/13/61 – I played. We went to Grand-mas. This eveing (evening) we went over to Grand-mas. We played ball. We stayed from 4:00 untill (until) 9:00.

6/14/61 – I played. Went to the store. D (cousin) came over. At night we went to see Grand-dad.

6/15/61 – We played in the garage. Grand-ma came over. It rained all day.

6/16/61 – I played. At night B (aunt) came over.

6/17/61 – We went to Grand-mas. I stayed and ate dinner. P (sister) had a headack (headache). We went to the library. Then we went to N’s (aunt). Then we went to town. Then we went over Grand-mas.

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DEAR DIARY – APRIL 11 – APRIL 20 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – APRIL 11 – APRIL 20, 1961

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These are the things I wrote in my diary, when I was 10 years old. 🙂

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Dear Diary,

4/11/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. then I watched tv. M & O (parents friends) 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.

4/13/61 – I went to school. I asked the teacher what they did yesterday. They went walking. They went to C’s house. (classmate) They saw all their dogs and chickens. Then they went over to E’s house. (classmate) C rode his pony. When I came home I played. I watched tv. Then I went to bed.  (for some reason I think I must have gotten the days wrong in here. I definitely remember going on this outing with the class…or maybe we went another time that I went?)

4/14/61 – I went to school. When I came home we went to B’s (my aunt’s sister-in-law?) When we came back, J (cousin) came over. She spent the night. Then we played. A sand storm. (guess we had a sand storm that day. Not unusual in the spring!) We went over to N’s (aunt). When we came home we went to bed.

4/15/61 – I did not go to school. J and I played all day. When she went home we went to Grannys house. We ate supper over there. When we went home we went to bed.

4/16/61 – I did not go to school I played with J (cousin). We went over to N’s (aunt) We went riding. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/17/61 – I went to school. After school I went to play with B (a classmate- I remember we had fun playing paper dolls). When I came home I played Then I watched tv and went to bed.

4/18/61 – I went to school. I rode my bicycle to school. When I came home I played outside. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/19/61 – I went to school. At music I learned a new song. When I went home I got my report card. When I got home I played all day. Then I went to bed.

4/20/61 – I went to school. When I got home I played. Then I went to J’s house. When I came home I went to the dime store. When I came home we went to Grand pas. P (sister) tried to ride a little bicycle. When I came home we showed a fim (home movie film). Then I went to bed.

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DEAR DIARY – MARCH 25, 1961 – MARCH 31, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – MARCH 25, 1961 – March 31, 1961

3/25/61 – I did not go to school. We was (were) going to the library. J (cousin) came over. She went to the library 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, lepord (leopard) (not sure what the leopard was). 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. We found books. I got some funny books and what-nots. (I loved prowling around in her garage!) 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 bye  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. (haha I liked chickens even back when I was a kid of 10 years old! ) When I went home I played. Grand ma came over. She gave me a package. It was clothes. There were sweaters, skirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, and a bathing suit. I put them on. Then I played. Then I went to bed. (every so often my older cousin, who lived in another state, would send me a lot of her outgrown clothes. I thought they were so cool, because she was!)

3/30/61 – I went to school. I played. After lunch a little while we had ice-cream. When I went 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. (haha they were molding! sounds so funny, but actually they were using plaster of paris to pour into shaped molds. When they hardened, we’d paint them. We did this project quite a few times. It’s fun to do, and I’ve done some more, a few years ago)

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DEAR DIARY – JANUARY 14 – JANUARY 20, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JANUARY 14 – JANUARY 20, 1961

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Hi, again! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted my Dear Diary entries. So, I’m catching up with them today.

If this is the first you’ve heard about these posts, here’s what it’s about. I wrote in a little diary way back when I was a kid, in 1961 through 1962. I was 10 years old, then turned 11. I wrote every single day, sometimes a lot, sometimes not, but it is fun to go back and see what I was doing back then. I had many more journals and diaries, but I can only find this one.

In these postings, I leave out names of people. I use initials, and indicate how they are related to me. Sometimes my spelling was a bit off, and I’ve typed these as they appear, with the correct spelling in ( ).  Hope you enjoy reading! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/14/61- I helped mother clean house then P (sister) and I went outside and played. Daddy went to town 2 or 3 times. I read all day in a book called Black Tiger.

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 outside and played with C (neighbor girl). I found 5 Christmas trees in the alley. We set them up and played under them. In the alley I found a live plant. When we were going home we hade (had) and Ice creem (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 pedirid (period). We had a vistor (visitor). his (he) was Mr. N. 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), Grand-ma, Grand-Pa, Mother, father, P (sister) and I were there. We all had fun. then we we went home and went to bed.

1/20/61- I went to school and watched tv all day to see John Keneda (John F. Kennedy [swearing in ceremony]). then I came home and had fun playing. we did not have any home work to do.

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DEAR DIARY … SEPT. 25 – OCT. 11, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … SEPT. 25 – OCT. 11, 1961

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I got a little behind posting these, so trying to catch up today! 😉

Dear Diary (9/25)

I went to school. P(sister) took my lunch. She stayed until 2:40. I played.

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

(9/27) 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) I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over for a little while. V (cousin) was already over.

(9/29) 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) I played. We went to the Stamp center. We got some silver ware. I played.

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

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

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

(10/4) I went to school. We had a foot ball game. I was a cheerleader. I played. I had fun.

(10/5) 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) I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin). I played. P (sister) had a headack (headache).

(10/7) 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) Daddy went golfing. B (aunt) and mama and J (cousin) went boleing (bowling). Mama made 122 & 127. They came over. We played.

(10/9) I went to school. I played. We went to the library.

(10/10) I went to school. I played. Mother went to a cooking school.

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

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