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Dear Diary – December 17 – 27, 1961

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Dear Diary – December 17 – 27 , 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,

10/17/61 – P (sister) went to the Doctor. I played.

10/18/61 – I went to school. P (sister) did not go. I played.

10/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/20/61 – I went to school. I played. We got our fim (home movie film we’d had sent off to be developed)

10/21/61 – I went to school. I played. It was open house. We visited school.

10/22/61 – I went to school. We looked at all the rooms. (each school room & doors had been decorated for Christmas). We had our party. I got a bank, a comb, a purce (purse), a kye (key) chain. I had fun.

10/23/61 – I went over grandmas. I played.

10/24/61 – I played. It was Christmas Eve. We went to grannys. I got a grey poodel dog (stuffed toy poodle dog).

10/25/61 – It was Christmas. I got two balls, weveing loom (weaving), perfume, How to draw a dog (a step by step book of how to draw a dog) (I did a lot of these drawings, in charcoal pencils), a babette (this was a doll like a Barbie doll, but not Barbie – my cousin got a ‘real’ Barbie doll – I was kind of upset!), a suitcase, concentraintion (a concentration game, like the TV game show), slippers, mossiken (moccasin shoes), pen, neclace (necklace) and bracelet.

10/26/61 – I went to twon (town). We played.

10/27/61 – I played. We went to the store.

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© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – December 2 – 16 , 1961

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Dear Diary – December 2 – 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, 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,

12/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to milimians (Milam’s – a toy store). 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.

12/8/61 – I did not go to school. I was sick.

12/9/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. At night her and B (uncle) came over. At Evenin (evening) Grandma came over.

12/10/61 – I went I played.

12/11/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/12/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/13/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/16/61 – We went to twon (town). I bought Christmas presents. I played. We got our tree up.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – November 17 – December 1 , 1961

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Dear Diary – November 17 – December 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,

11/17/61 – I went to school. I played

11/18/61 – I played. Mama and daddy played Monopoly with me. P (sister) played too.

11/19/61 – I played monopoly. Grandma and N (aunt) came over. we played crazy Eights. (a card game)

11/20/61 – I went to school. 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 (my 5th grade 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 (stuffed dog and a pen), some map pencils, a coloring book. We went to grandmas. at home granny and grandad, 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, J, 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 TL (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 headacke (headache). We played Jacks. I fell down and skinned my arm and bumped my head. I went over to B J’s (school friend). We played with SG, FT, (school friends) and there (their) little sisters. We had fun.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 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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© 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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© 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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 © 2017 BS

 

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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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – May 27 – June 7, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – MAY 27 – June 7, 1961

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Dear Diary,

5/27/61 – I played all day. C & E (great aunt and uncle) came over Grandmas.

5/28/61  – I played. We went to church. When we got home I played with J (cousin)

5/29/61 – I went to school. when I came home I played. Grandpa came over.

5/30/61 – I played with J (cousin). She and V (cousin) spent the night.

5/31/61 – I went to school. It was the last day. When I came home we went to the store. Then to the dime store.

6/1/61 – I played. It was mother’s birthday. We went to town. I got her a  box of powder, and a vace (vase) of flowers. P (sister) got her a bottle of perfume. N (aunt) got her a perfume bottle. J (cousin) and D (cousin) got her some flowers. I spent the night over J’s (cousin)

6/2/61 – I played all day. J (cousin) and i played in the water. Then we went to the driving range. (golf).  B (aunt) went with us.

6/3/61 – We played. We went to get Dusty (our dog) and Toro (grandma’s dog) vaxanatied (vaccinated). Then we went to Grannys. T (uncle) was over. Granny went home with him. We went to the dime store. We got a 101 Dalmations set. (I think this was one of those Playform vinyl punch-out & stick on a scene things that was so popular back then.)

6/4/61 – I played. We went to Grandmas. Then we went to B’s (aunt) Daddy and H (uncle) went glofing (golfing) at night. Grand pa came over and ate supper with us.

6/5/61 – I played. I gathered Black berries. We went to town. We bought a desk. When we came home I played. M & O (friends of parents) came over. A storm came.

6/6/61 – I played all day. Mother got a permenint (permanent for her hair)

6/7/61 – We went to town. Then we went to the Bakery.

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© 2016 BS

 

DEAR DIARY – MAY 17- 26, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – MAY 17- 26, 1960

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My diary entries from 1961, when I was 10 years old. I typed these just as they appear, with names indicated by initial only, and corrections in spellings in parentheses. 🙂

Dear Diary,

5/17/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then we went to Grandmas. P (sister) rode the bike. Then we went home.

5/18/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played outside. At night it rained.

5/19/61 – I went to school. After school Mother went to docter (doctor) to see about her ears. Then we went to the dime store. Then we went to B’s (aunt) to see if J (cousin) could spend the night. She could. We went home and played. At night we looked for frogs. We stayed up until 1:00 oclock. (o’clock)

5/20-61 – J (cousin) and I played. We went to the air show. (the Air Force base here put on a show) When we came home we played. Grand ma came over and N (aunt) came over. We asked if we could spend the night over there. The men went fishing. N spent the night over Grand-ma’s. We did too. I slept on the coucth. (couch)

5/21/61 – I played all day. We went to the store. When we came back we played. Then we went home and played. Then we went to see how much money it would cost to go to Idho (Idaho). When we came home Grand-pa came over and ate supper with us.

5/22/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played.

5/23/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. They we went to the store. Then we went to Grand-ma’s. Aunt D came over. When we came home I played.

5/24/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. At night Grand pa came over. B (aunt), H (uncle), D, J, and V (cousins) came over. we played a long time.

5/25/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over to play. When she went home we went to the golf range.

5/26/61 – I went to school and I played.

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© 2016 Bs

 

 

DEAR DIARY – MARCH 11 – 17, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – MARCH 11 – 17, 1961

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Dear Diary:

3/11/61 – I played. P (sister) was sick. Then we went over to the Stamp Center. (where we redeemed savings stamps such as S & H and Gold Bond, for merchandise). when we came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. I spent the night. We played all day.

3/12/61 – I played with J (cousin). I stayed until 2:00 o’clock. When I came home I played. Then we went over to Grandmas house. It was N’s (aunt) birthday. When we came home I went to bed.

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. (I made a Hat?? haha wonder what that was about?)

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

3/15/61 – I went to school. When I got home J (cousin) 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 and O (friends of my parents) came over. We showed fims. (home movies). Then I went to bed.

3/16/61 – I went to school. We had an Easter Parade. (Oh, so that’s what the hat making was for!) We had a ?? (can’t make out the word I wrote…looks like cosl or 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 (Patrick’s) day. I wore a green brouse (blouse) and skirt. (here on the page I drew 2 shamrocks) A semblem (emblem) of a colver (clover).

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© 2016 BS