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Sabi Saturday – Puppy Dog Keepsake

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Sabi Saturday – Puppy Dog Keepsake

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Sabi Saturday, Week 16

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Click the above link to join in! 🙂

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Ideas to share for Sabi Saturday:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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This is a little brown and white puppy dog made of plaster of Paris (I think). Looks like a Cocker Spaniel to me.

Anyway, it belonged to my Granny. Every time we went over to her house, I wanted to see this little dog. I don’t know why, but I just loved it.

I do have it now, and I keep it in a glass & wood shelving unit that belonged to my mom. It has other things in there that I’ve got a good memory of.

This little dog, though, now that I look at it more closely, has a sticker on the leg. It’s hard to read, but says it is a souvenir of maybe someplace in Missouri? The letters are half-way messed up, but I can make out Ne ??? Mo.

On the back is some writing that must have been from my aunt Nina to her mom – my Granny.

It says April 1955  – To – mama – from Nina.

Even though it is old, and has been broken in several places, then glued back together, I’m glad I still have this little puppy dog since I liked it so much when I was a kid. 🙂

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Different views of the brown & white dog:

  • laying down facing right – shows brown fluffy curly hair ears, stubby tail (cream & white colored body)
  • facing to the front
  • showing the red & yellow souvenir sticker
  • showing the bottom with writing from my aunt

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note – for some reason WP is not letting my links work on this – hopefully it will work later

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – April 2 – April 12,1961

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Dear Diary – April 2 – April 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, 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,

4/2/61 – I did not go to school. At moring (morning) we went to Church. When We went home B (aunt) came over. J (cousin) and I played all day. We ate dinner. Then we hunted eggs. Then we played. Then ate supper. Then we went to bed. We rode our by bicycle. N (aunt) has a bicycle.

4/3/61 – I got 50 cents from my tooth. J (cousin) and I played all day. B (aunt) came over and brough (brought) us four gold fish. Then I played. I went over to Grand mas. When I went home I went with Grand ma to the play grownd (play ground – the amusement park where she worked). When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/4/61 – I went to school. I had a hedace (headache). When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/5/61 – I went to school. when I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/6/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I went in the house. Grand ma, and grand pa ate supper with us. When they went home I went to bed.

4/7/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. I had the radio in my room.

4/8/61 – I played all day. N (aunt) came over. We clored (colored). I got a new color book. Then I watched tv. I had the raido (radio) in my room. Then I went to bed.

4/9/61 – I played. We went to church. When I came back I went over to B’s (aunt). We ate dinner over there. Then I went home. Then I went to bed.

4/10/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. J (cousin) came over. When I came in I watched tv. Then I played. Then I went to bed. We made some Stochk krisppies (? scotch krispies)

4/11/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. M and O (friends of my parents) came over. Then I went to bed.

4/12/61 – I did not go to school. I had the cramp. I stayed in bed all day. After dinner we went to the store. When I came home I played. I felt better. I played out side. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Kentucky Derby Day

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Kentucky Derby Day

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When I was a kid, I was obsessed with horses! I never owned one, but wished I did.

But since I couldn’t, I watched any TV show I could that had horses in it. I’d watch Western & cowboy shows, like the Lone Ranger, Sugarfoot, Wagon Train, and Roy Rogers, to name just a few. Why? Because they all had horses in them.

I’d also watch the Kentucky Derby on TV every year, too. I’d be so excited, and it seems the race was aired here around lunch time. So, my favorite lunch while watching was grilled cheese and tomato soup. (it’s funny how you remember such details!)

One summer, in 1962, I had the great idea to come up with a whole list of horse names. My goal was 1,001. Some of these names I’d make up, but others I’d take from the racing forms my grand-dad had. He’d go to the horse races in New Mexico all the time, and bring me back the forms. I’d study on the horses, their names, and stats. I was eleven years old, when all this was going on.

Well, I did complete my list. Yay!

I’ve told this story many times, and the thing is…I got a lot of it wrong!!!

Some of you may have seen my post, that includes a few photos of my list, and some horses I drew, but if you haven’t read it, or want to read it again, here’s the link:

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-34v

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Anyway, just thought I’d share a funny song about the Kentucky Derby.

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Have a happy first Saturday in May!

May the Fourth- Force be with you!

Good Luck to the Kentucky Derby participants!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – March 23 – April 1, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 23 – April 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,

3/23/61 – I went to school. We made clay. When I came home V (cousin) was over. We went to the dime store. When I got home I mad (e) some clay. Then I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/24/61 – I went to school. Some mothers came to visit. When I went home I played. Then I painted. Then I watched tv. then I went to bed.

3/25/61 – I did not go to school. We was going to the library. J (cousin) came over. She went to thelibrary with us. When I got home J came over. We went to her house. It was V’s (cousin) birthday. She got two dollars, dresses, whistle, umbrella, sun glasses, make up, lepard (leopard). Then we went home and went to bed.

3/26/61 – I did not go to school. I played outside. Granny came over. She stayed to eat dinner. When we took her home we looked in her garage. I found books. I got some funny books, and what-nots. When we came home we got a bunch of books. When I got home I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/27/61 – I went to school. I painted a tree. I got paint all over my dress. I had a headack (headache). When I got home I went over to grand mas house. She came over and I went with her. I played all day. When I came home I got my lessons. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/28/61 – I went to school. I painted a picture. When I got home I played. Then I got my byc bicycle tire pumped up. Then I rode it. A cold front came. I went in the house. I played. Then I went to bed.

3/29/61 – I went to school. I made a picture of a chicken. When I went home I played. Grand ma came over. She gave me a package. It was clothes. Ther (e) were sweaters, skirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, and a bathing suit. I put them on. Then I played. Then I went to bed.

3/30/61 – I went to school. I played. After lunch a little while we had ice-cream. When I wnt home I played. Then I read. I went in the bed with mother. Then I went to bed. It was the last day of school. It is Easter holidays.

3/31/61 – I did not go to school. I played. Then I went over to J’s (cousin) house. They were molding. They were molding horses, lambs, fish, fruit, and roosters. When I went home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/1/61 – I was April fools day. I did not go to school. I played all day. B (aunt) came over. N (aunt) and V (cousin) did to. P (sister) and I colored Easter Eggs. When they went home we played. Then I went over to N’s (aunt). When I went home I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

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Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 6/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fab.” Use it as a word or find a word beginning with “fab.” As always, use any way you’d like. Have fun!

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How Fab! Linda G. Hill, our hostess for SOCS, has given us this for our prompt today. Thanks, LInda! 🙂

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So, you might be wondering what my photo is all about?

I’m pretty sure I cut it out of a cardboard package of the laundry detergent called Fab.

It’s a cool word, and I still use this word a lot, when I’m liking something and think it’s fabulous.

Well, anyway… I glued this cardboard cutout into one of my old scrapbooks way back in 1968.

What is that odd looking stuff on the letters, you might ask?

That is glow in the dark paint!

See, me and my now husband would go out to fun places around town, and one of those places was called OZ. It was over by the college, and was a cool and fab place. We’d sit on big pillows, be served coffee or tea or cokes, while listening to poetry readings, or someone singing and playing the guitar.

OZ was dark inside, using only black-lights, and everyone was given glow in the dark paints to paint whatever…mostly on ourselves. That was fun. I have a small mirror with the paint on it around here somewhere, too.

We went to OZ a lot of times, but then it turned into an Italian food restaurant. Can’t remember the name of it, but we went there, too. It had wine bottles with candles stuck in the top, so the wax drippings would flow down in multi-colored formations. I actually made a few of these at home, too.

Fab is a fab word, and I wish y’all a fab Saturday!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Dear Diary – March 13 – 22, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 13 – 22, 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,

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.

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

3/15/61 – I went to school. When I got home J 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 & O (parent’s friends) came over. We showed fims (home movie films). Then I went to bed.

3/16/61 – I went to school. We had an Easter Parade. We had a 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 (St. Patrick’s) day. I wore a green brouse (blouse) and skirt. …..then in the diary I drew in pencil two cloverleafs and wrote… a semblem of colver (an emblem of clover)

3/18/61 – I did not go to school We went to the stamp center. we did not buy anything. Granny went with us. we went to the dime sstore. I bought paper, past (paste). When I got home I played. I got my Easter shoes. Then we watched tv. Then we went to bed.

3/19/61 – I played all day. Daddy went over to Mrs. S’s (neighbor). I went with him. We saw their puppies. L & J (the neighbor’s daughters) came over. L and I cooked dinner. When they went home I played. Then I painted. Then we went to bed.

3/20/61 – I went to school. When I came home S (a friend) came over. She spent the night. We played all day. Then we went to bed.

3/21/61 – I went to school. S and I took our lunch together. When I got home I went to the landrey (laundry). When I got home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/22/61 – I went to school. When I got home J came over. When she went home I made a 3 D picture. Then we played. I watched tv. then I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – March 3 – 12, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 3 -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, 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,

3/3/61 – I did not got to school. I played with J (cousin). Then I played out side. When I came home I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/4/61 – I played. I watched tv at morning then I went outside. Then I went over to granny’s and played with S (cousin) and B (cousin). Then we ate supper. We played outside. When we went home I went to bed.

3/5/61 – I played. It was windy. I went over to J’s (cousin) and played. Then I went home. I played some more. We went over to J’s house. It was her brithday (birthday). She got hair clamps, an Ester hat and purce (purse), a dollar in change, two skirts, a dress. We ate cake. Then we went home. Then I went to bed.  and a slip.

3/6/61 – I went to school. we brock (broke) the penyahta (pinata). we ate the candy. When I came home I played with clay. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. I had a headace (headache). It was when the Alamo fell.

3/7/61 – I went to school. I played. When I came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. When I came Home I played. then I watched tv some. Daddy made some popcorn. Then I went to bed.

3/8/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. J (cousin) came over to play. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. M and O (parent’s friends) came over.

3/9/61 – I went to school. I made a puppet. When I came home Granny was over. P (sister) and I played. Then We went to the library. When I came home I went to bed.

3/10/61 – I went to school. I finished my puppet. When I came home I played. Then I went utside. Then I came in and went to bed. I went over to J’s (cousin) house and played

3/11/61 – I played. P (sister) was sick. Then We went to the Stamp Center. When We came home I went over to J’s house. I spent the niht. We played all day.

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

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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