Tag Archives: Diary Entries July 1961

DEAR DIARY … JULY 25, 26, 27, 28, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 25, 26, 27, 28, 1961

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Dear Diary,

I went to Dr. Harvy.

I played.

V (my cousin) came over.

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Dear Diary,

I went to Granny’s.

I went to the store.

I got a coloring book.

I skated.

I fell down.

Mama came over to Granny’s.

It was Grand-dad’s birthday.

Daddy gave him a few dollars.

I spent the night.

P (sister) got a shot.

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Dear Diary,

I played.

Mr. and Mrs. L came over. (friends of parents)

We went with them to Monteray. (Monterrey Shopping Center)

I got some clay and two dogs. (glass figurines)

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Dear Diary,

I went to Dr. Harvy.

I got some new pads. (shoe arch supports)

When I got home, V (cousin) came over.

I went home with B (aunt).

I played.

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Well, a few interesting things happened on these days. This Dr. Harvy (not sure I spelled the name right) was a foot doctor? Podiatrist? Anyway, I’ve always had weak ankles, so I’d have to go to get foot x-rays, and special shoes, and arch supports every so often. I hated those shoes…they were brown, lace up oxfords…ugh…I just wanted cute shoes, like my friends wore, you know…strappy sandals, mary janes, tennis shoes…anything but those ugly brown ones. I wore them for years, then finally, I could get regular shoes, probably by the time I was in Jr. High school. The pads/supports…they were torture…and made of steel. I guess stainless steel? Anyway, I still have them, and they look so small, now.

Next…Monterrey, was a shopping mall, before there were such things here in town. Lots of stores, surrounding an open courtyard. It seemed fancy, at the time. The shopping center is still here, too.

I collected glass figurines for years. They were cute, and every time I’d go to the dime store, I’d get a couple to add to my collection.

Oh, skating…with those metal skates, with leather straps, and a skate key to tighten the skates to your shoes. Yep, I loved skating, and I always fell down…I got better at it later on though. I didn’t get any better at being clumsy…I still fall down, even without skates on.

And, finally…I have no idea what kind of shot my sister would have gotten. I was probably glad it wasn’t me getting one!

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 23, 24, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 23, 24, 1961

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Dear Diary,

I went to Buffalo Lake.

We stayed a long time.

When we came home I played.

B, H, & V came over (aunt, uncle, cousin)

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Dear Diary,

I went to town with B (aunt)

I went to the library.

I played.

We showed flim (home movie film) to B & H & V (aunt, uncle, & cousin)

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Buffalo Lake is a fairly big lake, close to the city. There were actual buffalo there, too. We’d go for picnics, and some fishing, and one of my aunts and uncles had a cabin there. Occasionally we’d stay over night. I think this time we just stayed the day, and I remember we cut cattails to take home.

The library was one of my favorite places to go. At the time, it was the only one in town. When you first walked in, you could smell that certain aroma of books. I’d check out as many as I could. I couldn’t wait to get my grown-up library card. 🙂

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DEAR DIARY .. JULY 20, 21, 22, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 20, 21, 22, 1961

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Dear Diary,

I played.

We went to Grand-mas.

We went to the library.

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Dear Diary,

I played.

Grand-ma & Grand-pa came over.

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Dear Diary,

I played.

We went to town.

I got some new shoes.

We went to Granny’s.

We are going on a fishing trip.

Granny is going with us.

N & B (aunt 7 uncle) came over.

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 18, 19, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 18, 19, 1961

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Dear Diary,

We played.

At night we went to a party.

I spent the night with LS (a girl that lived next door)

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Dear Diary,

I played. I went home and V (my cousin) came over.

I got two fish.

J (my cousin), and D (my cousin) went to Odesa (Odessa, TX)

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 12, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 12, 1961

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Dear Diary,

We came home.

I went to bed.

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We had a wonderful trip/vacation to visit our relatives in Boise, Idaho. I don’t really remember the travelling coming back home, except the last little bit, or the last few miles. I remember it was night time when we got back to Texas. We had fun, but there is just some kind of feeling you get when you get close to home. I don’t know if it is this way for others, but I’ve always been aware of what they call Texas Pride.

It doesn’t matter where you’d been, or for how long you were away, but the moment you cross into Texas, you get this surge of, I don’t know…relief…maybe, that you’re back where you belong. Anyway, it was dark night, the stars were shining brilliantly, and we were going down the highway, singing all the songs about Texas that we could think of. Then, as we got closer to our home town, we could see the city lights spread out in front of us. Such a wonderful feeling.

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