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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

 

Charms # 8

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Charms # 8

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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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These next 3 charms on my bracelet are from when we lived in Germany, back in 1972.

There is Furth, which is the town we lived in. It is in the state of Bavaria, and is right next to Nuremberg.

The 2nd charm is from Garmisch/Partenkirchen. It is a ski resort in Bavaria.

Last is one from Zugspitze. This is located by the town of Garmisch, up in the mountains. It is the highest peak in Germany, at 9,718 ft. (2,962 m). We rode a cable car up to the top, where there was a gift shop. We also walked out onto a frozen solid lake. It was so cold, I couldn’t even feel my feet.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

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This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

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So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

Charms # 7

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Charms # 7

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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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These two charms are to commemorate our engagement and wedding. The one with wedding bells is engraved on the back with the date we got married.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS