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Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

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Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

  

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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,

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 utside and played with C (a neighbor girl). I found 5 Christmas trees in the ally (alley). We set them up and played under them. In the ally, I foand (found) a live plant. When we were going home we hade (had) an Ice crem (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 pedired (period). We had a vistor (visitor) his was Mr. Night. 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), Grandma, Grand Pa, Mother, father, P (sister) and I was there. we all had fun. then we went home and went to bed.

1/20/61 – I went to school and watched tv all day to see John Kennedy. (maybe this was his inauguration to be President?) then I came home and had fun playing. we did not have any home work to do.

1/21/61 – I had fun playing. I turned flips on the wall. After dinner N (aunt) and Grand-ma came over. At night we went over to Ns and stayed a long time then we went home and went to bed.

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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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