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Just Jot It January – Memento – Day 7

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Just Jot It January – Memento – Day 7 

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 7th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 7th is brought to you by Tara! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Tara’s word for our prompt today is “memento.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Memento is the word of the day here on Just Jot It January. Thanks so much, Tara!

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The thing is, I have so many mementos that I don’t even know where to start. That makes me not in a mood to do anything…you know, decisions are not my strong suit at all. I get bogged down in which one, which one, which one. Ugh!

I have posts about mementos called “What’s In the Box?”, that I post every now and again. I haven’t got one ready for today, though, and not wanting to go dig around in the boxes in the garage right now. So, here’s the last one I last posted about…  here

Mementos can come in all kinds of ways, I think. There’s the actual items you’ve saved from a vacation, or from a special occasion. There’s also mementos from family members that you’ve inherited when they passed away. You can put the paper things in a scrapbook, and you can set the knick-knacks around in your house, and both are good ways to keep a memento. Photographs are also mementos, I think, as well as our own memories that we store and think about.

Meanwhile, here are some mementos I have.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Dear Diary – February 21 – March 2, 1961

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Dear Diary

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Dear Diary – February 20 – March 2, 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,

2/21/61 – I did not got to school today because it was closed. I played all day. I played in the snow. We made some snow cream (snow ice-cream). The evergreen tree was bent over because the snow was on it. When I came in I played. Then I went to bed.

2/22/61 – I went to school. When I came home I got to walk in the snow. When I got home I played. Then I watched tv and ate supper. Then I watched tv and played. Then I went to bed. Today was George Washington’s birthday.

2/23/61 – I went to school and hade (had) fun. When I came home I played. Then we went outside and played. Then I came in and played. Then I went to bed.

2/24/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

2/25/61 – I did not go to school. We went over to B’s (aunt) house. J (cousin) got to spend the night. We went over to N’s (another aunt) and played. When I got home I played and went to bed. J and I stayed up talking till 1:00 or 2:00 o’clock.

2/26/61 – I did not got to school. J was over. We went over to grand-mas. It was Grand-pas birthday. I played with the dogs. Then I hurt my finger. Then I went home. I played. Then I went to bed. We went over to grannys and I took a nap over there.

2/27/61 – I went to school. At school I painted an ink picture. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

2/28/61 – I went to school. When I came home I went to get P (sister) picture. Then we went to a pet shop. We saw fish, birds, sea horses, ginny (Guinea) pigs, alligaters (alligators), and a deer head. When I got home I played. Then I went to bed.

3/1/61 – I went to school. When I came home J (cousin) came over. We played. When she went home I watched tv. Then I played. Then I went to bed.

3/2/61 – I went to school. When I got there we had a pig. We will put candy in it. Then we will break it and candy will fall out.  (must have been a Pinata) When I got home I played a long time. Then I watched tv. Then P (sister) pulled her first tooth. Then I went to bed. Daddy put a muffler on the car.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – February 11 – 20, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 11 – 20, 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,

2/11/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. It was pretty outside and I went outside. At night we went over to N’s (aunt). after went home we went to bed.

2/12/61 – It was Sunday. we had to get up at 5:00 and go over to grand mas house. At morning we played with dogs all day. when I went home we went to bed.

2/13/61 – I went to school. we made valentins (Valentines). When I came home I went to the library. when I came home I went to bed.

2/14/61 – I went to school. we had our valentine party. I got many valentins (Valentines) when I came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

2/15/61 – I went ot school. we saw a film about animals and fish. After school I played. Then M and O (parent’s friends) came over. After they went home we went to bed.

2/16/61 – I went to school. After school I came home and made a bannana  (banana) pudding. After that I played and then we went to the library. I got 4 records. When we came home we went to bed.

2/17/61 – I went to school. we went to a lady house and saw many animal heads. (note- this was my 4th grade teacher’s house). After that we went to a pet shop and saw fish, monkeys, and birds. We went back to school. When I came home I played. After that we went to bed.

2/18/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. daddy did not go to work today. B (aunt) came over & got a permenit (hair permanent) . Then we went over to Grand-mas house. She was not home but Grampa was. We talked to him. P (sister) and I played with her dog, Toro. The we came home.

2/19/61 – I did not go to school. I played all day. We played with the Dog. At night we went to bed.

2/20/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I went home I played. The school will be closed tomorrow. After I played I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – February 1 – 10, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 1 – 10 , 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,

2/1/61 – I went to school and had fun. we went out side for since (science). when I come home I played outside. when we come In we ate supper and watched tv. then we went to bed.

2/2/61 – I went to school and had to show a wheel of food and to tell about a murail (mural). mother came to school to here (hear). When I came home I played. At night Granny, aunt M, and B came over. When they went home we went to bed.

2/3/61 – I went to school and had fun. when we came come home we went to Grand mas house. When we went home we went to the store. When we came home I played and went to bed.

2/4/61 – I played then daddy and I went to the library and Sears and to the post office. when we came home we went to the show. (movie…I wish I’d have written what show we saw!) When we came home we ate supper and went to bed.

2/5/61 – I did not go to school today  it is Sunday. I played all day. I could not find any thing to do. we made a  house and played in it. When we got thrugh (through) we went to bed.

2/6/61 – I went to school. we went to the plantaterryen (planetarium). When we got out of school I got into the car. B (aunt) had brought me a dog. We have not named it. then we went to bed.

2/7/61 – This morning I named our dog Dusty. Then I went to school. When I came home I played with Dusty. after that we watched tv. Then we played with Dusty. Dusty stuck his nose in my shoe and then he curled up in my nightgown. Then we went to bed.

***note*** weird and fun fact… Dusty was the dog I knew I would get, because I’d asked the Ouija board if and when I would get a dog. It said yes, and told me when. It came true! Dusty was with us for 9 years before he crossed the rainbow bridge (I was in my senior year of high school)

2/8/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. At night we went over to see N (aunt) and B (uncle) Then we went to bed.

2/9/61 – I went to school. We made some pictures. After school I went over to Grandmas house. Her dog grew a lot. I ate supper over there. When we went home we went to the library. When we came home we went to bed.

2/10/61 – I went to school. when I came home daddy took a treatment,  (chiropractic) so we did not go bowling. we stayed home, and then we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

What’s In the Box? # 4

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What’s In the Box? # 4

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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Here’s several wooden items I found in the box.

  • A nice carved wooden box with a picture on top, and lined with red print paper inside. The top inside is a mirror.
  • A small souvenir cedar box from Devine Texas, with hinge lock. Inside was an antique hairpin, a silver cross & chain, a gold ring, and 2 stick pins with a note that reads “Marvin Hxxx – 1917”
  • 3 wooden containers…one has writing on it in pencil that says Aunt Georgia Hxxx the other looks to be a souvenir bowl that says Seven Falls Colorado
  • A small silver snuff container (with a pinch of snuff inside), and a small, blue bottle embossed with the words, “Vick’s Drops”
  • A small leather coin purse. Inside I found a pen knife, 3 very small dice, a watch (no band) with the label on the face Vendome Jewels, a very small metal file, and a costume jewelry ring
  • A wooden picture, carved and painted by my dad (NR) – maybe a school project, as on the back there was written B+

    

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So, that is all for now, but I’ll be poking around in the big box, or another big box to find more treasures pretty soon.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – January 7 – 14 , 1961

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Dear Diary – January 7 – 14, 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,

1/7/61 – 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 & B (uncle & 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)

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)

1/11/61 – I went to school. after that I went over to grammas and played with KC (a girl my grandma babysat 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 flips on the wall.

1/12/61 – I went to school. after I got home I played over J’s (neighbor girl). 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 wnt home we went over to N’s & B’s (aunt & 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.

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.

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hahaha – sorry, that cracked me up about my aunt’s dog. They hadn’t named it yet, but they called it Sally. haha 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – December 28 – January 6, 1961

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Dear Diary – December 28 – January 6, 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,

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

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

12/30/61 – I played. We went over to Mrs. S’s (neighbor lady). I played. We went to N’s (aunt). At night we went to grannys. We ate supper.

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

***note*** I started this series of diary entries on the June 5th entry. We’ve come to the end of the 1961 year, but I didn’t do the Jan. – June 4 ones, so will continue with the Jan. 1st, 1961 entry.***

***note # 2*** For the first 4 entries in my diary, I signed each one with “Your dearest friend and writer, Barbara”. Then I didn’t do any more. I guess I figured my diary already knew who I was – haha! Yes, I knew I was a writer even when I was 10 years old! 🙂

1/1/61 – It is New Year’s day.Everyone came over and ate dinner with us.

1/2/61 – Mother and I had to clean up the house. I buffed the floors in the bedroom.  (we had real hardwood floors in all the rooms except the kitchen, which had linoleum, and that got waxed and buffed regularly, too). P.S. I hated doing that chore, even though the wax smelled good and the buffing machine was kind of fun to use, when it wasn’t going all crazy because I couldn’t hold on to it very good! I’m pretty sure that’s why I don’t like doing the floors now.

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 to night.

1/6/61 – I went to school and when I got hom (home) after a while we went bowlling (bowling). I baked my first cake and made a tea party with P (sister)

Now that is an interesting fact/co-incident. I remember baking that cake, a very simple one from a kid’s cook-book. It turned out really good. Then, many years later my own daughter was born… on a January 6th. So…for many years I baked a cake for her birthday…each January 6th! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

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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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 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

Charms # 9

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Charms # 9

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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To finish up this series of charms, I’m just showing the last ones all at once. It would take so long to do each charm individually, and I wouldn’t want you to get bored with it all. You can enlarge to see better by clicking photo. 🙂

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The first photo is a charm bracelet my daughter gave me quite a few years ago. She gifted me all the charms, one at a time, for special occasions. The bracelet, and all the charms, are  from the wonderful jeweler James Avery. There are 11 charms attached and one that hasn’t been added on yet. They are:

  • 2 people (I think for my daughter and me)
  • Texas with a star
  • Cat
  • Letter F (for my grand-son’s name)
  • Penguin
  • Bell
  • Horse
  • Snowflake
  • Hummingbird
  • Heart
  • Ladybug
  • Orange bead

The second photo is one bracelet I made myself. It has little charms I liked on a chain I got at the craft store. They are:

  • Tiger
  • Imagine amulet
  • Dog
  • Clock
  • Cat
  • Cat

 

The third photo is of a long necklace I made, using a chain from the craft store, and lots of charm doo-dads from things I found around here. I wanted it to be clunky and junky, you know, the more the better. I’ve worn this at times, when we go someplace, and get lots of comments and interest in it. To mention a few of the items, there are:

  • Parts of earrings
  • Photo key chain bit
  • Engraved shamrock I got at the fair when I was a kid
  • Diary keys
  • Safety pin with part of my name in beads
  • Good luck penny I wire wrapped
  • Parts of other necklaces & bracelets

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That’s about all for the charms, unless I forgot some. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS