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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 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,

9/12/61 – I played. I went to school. Mama had a permenit (a permanent for her hair). N (aunt) came over. B (aunt) did to (too).

9/13/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over.

9/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/16/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/17/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/20/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/21/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to town.

9/22/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/23/61 – I played. P (sister) Spent the night with N (aunt). She is going to go next door tomorrow to church. We went to town. W (we) went to Under
Woods. (a favorite bar-be-que restaurant). We got some food. We ate at home.

9/24/61 – I played. Mother and I went rideing (riding). We went to Bs (aunt). I stayed and ate dinner. I played.

9/25/61 – I went to school. P (sister) took my lunch. (a scratch out here) She stayed until 2:40. I played.

9/26/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

9/27.61 – 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.

9/28/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over for a little while. V (cousin) was alredy (already) over.

9/29/61 – 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.

9/30/61 – I played. We went to the Stamp center. We got some silver ware. I played.

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 12/17

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Today’s prompt word for SOCS is ‘guess’. To join in, and also see other entries, click the above link.

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Guess what? I don’t know what to write about, today.

Guess what? It is pouring down rain, at the moment. It wasn’t a few minuets ago, when I went out to feed the cats. Maybe they got a bite or two before it started raining.

Guess what? Family from out of state are here visiting.

Guess what? Whatever we find to do today, it will be done in the rain…unless it stops raining.

Guess what? I’ve already had my morning coffee, and now I’m drinking iced tea.

Guess what? I probably should go get something on besides my pjs, in case we find something to do, or somewhere to go…in the rain.

Guess what? I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂

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© 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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© 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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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – JULY 1 – 12, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JULY 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,
7/1/61 – We went thru some towns. At Dumas (TX) B’s (uncle) car broke down. He went to get another car.
7/2/61 – We went through some towns.
7/3/61 – We went through some towns.
7/4/61 – We went through some towns. We came to M’s (aunt in Idaho). We ate outside.
7/5/61 – I played. We rode some horses.
7/6/61 – I played. We ate outside.
7/7/61 – I played. We ate outside.
7/8/61 – I played. Daddy went fishing.
7/9/61 – I played. Daddy came home
7/10/61 – I played. I went to J’s (another aunt in Idaho). I played with J (boy cousin). We left for home.
7/11/61/ – We went through some towns.
7/12/61 – We came home. I went to bed.
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I guess I was so busy traveling and playing I didn’t have time to write much.
Here’s what I remember, though.
About 100 miles from home my uncle’s car broke down on our big trip to Idaho to visit family. There was a big discussion among the adults of whether to cancel the whole trip, or not. He decided to drive back home to get another car. Don’t know how that was managed with a broke down car. Maybe two of the men went to do this exchange, then drive all the way back. I do know my mom, sister, aunt, and others all stayed in the little town overnight, in a motel, while the men did their car business. I thought that was the most fun thing ever, staying in a motel. I’d never stayed in one before. Much later down the years, my mom said it was the most awful motel ever. haha But, to a kid, it was exciting.
We traveled from TX to Idaho, going through Colorado, and Utah. We stopped at the Royal Gorge in CO, for some sightseeing. We also stopped in Salt Lake City, Utah, to see the Mormon Temple, and a museum (where I saw actual mummies!)
At my aunt’s home in Idaho, we did get to ride horses. They raised Appaloosa horses. I remember one little colt named Taffy. We did eat outside a lot, my cousins and I played a lot.
I think we took a different route back home, because I remember seeing Pike’s Peak in the distance, and we were at the 4 corners states, and seeing Ship Rock in New Mexico. As soon as we got back to Texas, we started singing all the songs we could think of about Texas. We had a fun trip, but it was good to get back home. 🙂
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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – LETTER E or F

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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – LETTER E or F

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters E or F

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Here’s my entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. I’m not real sure if the photos should be something that is actually black & white, or just a photo that we’ve used the black & white filter on the camera. Anyway, the prompt for this one was to use the letters E or F or both for the subject.

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First, for the letter ‘F’, I have these old photos of a couple of my family members. They have passed on, but I do remember them, and visiting with them. The woman is my great-aunt Bama. We called her that, but her name was really Alabama. The man is who we called Uncle Pete. He was my Dad’s Uncle, so I guess he’d  be my great-uncle? I’m never sure how family connections are called.

These photos were written on the back, the names and the date of 1929. I love the old car, and the way they chose to pose in the photos. 🙂

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Next, for the letter ‘E’, I have a souvenir of the Eiffel Tower. Our neighbors traveled to Paris, France a few years ago, and brought me this replica, which they bought there. I’ve been to Paris, France, myself, but just at the airport. I could see the actual Eiffel Tower from the windows there, but didn’t get to buy any souvenirs at the time. In fact, I almost missed my plane leaving for Germany! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – DECEMBER 29, 1961 – JANUARY 13, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – DECEMBER 29, 1961 – JANUARY 13, 1961

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That date looks funny, but I didn’t begin posting these diary entries on Jan. 1st, so to continue in sequence, this is how it is.

Time for another edition of “Dear Diary” 🙂 Enjoy!

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Dear Diary,

12/29/61 – I played. We went over to B’s (aunt)

12/30/61 – I played. We went over to Mrs. S’s (next door neighbor with kids my age). I played. We went to N’s (aunt). At night we went to Granny’s. We ate supper.

12/31/61 – I played. It was New Years eve.

1/1/61 – It is New Years day. Everyone came over and ate dinner with us. (note…for the first 4 entries of this new diary, I signed my name at the end of the entry by writing… ‘Your dearest friend and writer…’) 🙂

1/2/61 – Mother and I had to clean up the house. I buffed the floors in the bedroom. (we had hardwood floors)

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 tonight. (wonder which doll it was? Maybe we had show & tell day)

1/6/61 – I went to school and when I got home after awhile we went bowling. I baked my first cake and hade (had) a tea party with P (sister) … (note…it was a real cake from a recipe and turned out very good. Also, possibly prophetic? One of my daughters birthday is January 6th, so for years, until she was grown, and moved away, I made a cake for her every January 6th 🙂

1/7/61 – I made cup cakes, and I didn’t have to go to school. and I played all day and hade (had) fun.

1/8/61 – I played with P (sister) and H and B (uncle and aunt) came over and visted (visited) awhile.

1/9/61 – I went to school and had fun. At school we could not get a drink because the sep. Tank was full. (septic tank? What on earth??? So, we couldn’t even get a drink of water at school that day? or even flush the toilets? Why didn’t they just let everybody go home?…oh, guess we had fun anyway…hahaha)

1/10/61 – I went to school and had fun. I went to the Dime store and got a new note book. It is blue with girls. They had pink sweters. (sweaters) … (hahaha still love new notebooks with cute covers 🙂

1/11/61 – I went to school. after that I went over to gram-mas and played with KC (a little girl she baby-sat for) I lerend (learned) to turn flips on the wall. and got a nickel. Mother had said I could have when I learend (learned) to turn a flip on the wall.

1/12/61 – I went to school. after I got home I played over J’s (friend). after I came home I cooked supper for us. Then after a while daddy popped some pop corn.

1/13/61 – I went to school. After I went to school I came over to B’s (aunt). I went to the bowling ally (alley) and I got to bowl. I made 73. after we went home we went over to N’s and B’s (aunt and uncle) house and stayed until 10:30. we got there about 8:00.
We played with their dog. They have not named it yet, but they call it Sally. Mother and Daddy had some coffee. After that we went home and took a bath and went to bed.

That’s all for this time. Stay tuned for more later on!

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This was also for Just Jot It January. I didn’t go with the prompt today, which was – sacrifice. You can find more about this challenge by clicking below.

Just Jot It January Prompt for Wednesday Jan. 13th

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DEAR DIARY … DECEMBER 8 – 28, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … DECEMBER 8 – 28, 1961

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Time to catch up with the posting of my diary entries for 1961 🙂

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Dear Diary,

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 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.

12/17/61 – P (sister) went to the Doctor. I played.

12/18/61 – I went to school. P (sister) did not go. I played.

12/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/20/61 – I went to school. I played. We got our fim (film – home movie film)

12/21/61 – I went to school. I played. It was open house. We visited school.

12/22/61 – I went to school. We looked at all the rooms. We had our party. I got a bank. a comb. a purce (purse). a kye (key) chain. I had fun.

12/23/61 – I went over grandmas. I played.

12/24/61 – I played. It was Christmas Eve. We went to grannys. I got a grey poodel (poodle) dog. (a stuffed animal)

12/25/61 – It was Christmas. I got two balls, weveing (weaving) loom, purfume (perfume), How to draw a dog (a book), a babbette (a doll like Barbie, but not a Barbie…my cousin got a ‘real’ Barbie!), a suit case, concentrain (a concentration game), slippers, mossiken (moccasin shoes), pen, neclace (necklace) and bracelet.

12/26/61 – I went to twon (town). We played.

12/27/61 – I played. We went to the store.

12/28/61 – I went to twon  town. I played.

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© 2015 BS

 

DEAR DIARY … NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 7, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … NOVMEBER 19 – DECEMBER 7, 1961

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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! 🙂

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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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DEAR DIARY … OCTOBER 12 – 20, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … OCTOBER 12 – 20, 1961

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Hi, again! I’m trying to play catch-up again…seems I’m always running behind 😉

Dear Diary,

10/12 = It is Columbus Day. I went to school. J (cousin) came over. We played.

10/13 = I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin) house. We played. At night N & B (aunt & uncle) came over.

10/14 = I played. B (aunt) came over. We made some popcorn. At night we watched TV.

10/15 = I played. P (sister) got sick at her stomach.

10/16 = I went to school. P (sister) was sick. I played.

10/17 = I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. I went to J’s (cousin). We played.

10/18 = I went to school. I played.

10/19 = I went to school. I played.

10/20 = I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin). They came over. We played. We had fun.

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You may wonder how everyone in the family kept coming over to our house, and we kept going over to their houses so much. Well, it’s like this…where we lived was a bit outside of the main city, in it’s own little addition. We all lived within a couple of blocks of each other. My family, my grandparents, two sets of aunts and uncles, cousins. We could all walk over. Us kids rode our bikes all over the place out there, visiting family and friends. We walked to school, too. It was a great place to grow up!

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