Tag Archives: Dear Diary – November 19 – December 7 – 1961





It’s time for another look back at my Diary from 1961 …when I was 10 to 11 years old…

These entries typed here, just like I wrote them back then, with the exception I’ve only used initials for people’s names, and in ( ) mention how they are related to me. Misspellings are left in, to be corrected at the end. Hope you enjoy reading, as much as I have enjoyed a look back at what I was doing all those years ago! 🙂


Dear Diary

11/19/61 – I played monopoly. Grandma and N (aunt) came over. We play crazy-eights (a simple card game)

11/20/61 – I went to schoo. 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 (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, some map pencils, a coloring book. We went to grandma’s. At home granny and granddad, 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 (friend), J (friend), 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 T (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 heacacke (headache). We played jacks. I fell down and skinned my arm and bumped my head. I went over B’s (friend) house. We played with S (friend), F (friend) and there (their) little sister. We had fun.

12/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to millmians (? – maybe a toy store named Milam’s there in town?) 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.


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