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Dear Diary – June 1 – 4 , 1961

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Dear Diary – June 1 – 4 , 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,

6/1/61 – I played. It was mother’s birthday. We went to town. I got her  box of powder, and a vace (vase) of flowers. P (sister) got her a bottle of perfume. N (aunt) got her a perfume bottle. J & D (cousins) got her some flowers. I spent the night over J’s.

6/2/61 – I played all day. J (cousin) and I played in the water. Then we went to the driving Range (at the golf course). B (aunt) went with us.

6/3/61 – We played. We went to get Dusty (our dog) and Toro (grand-ma’s dog) vaxanatied (vaccinated). then we went to Grannys, T (uncle was over. Granny went home with him. We went to the dime store. We got a 101 Dalmation set.  (I think this was one of those plastic Colorforms boxes)

6/4/61 – I played. We went to Grand mas. Then we went to B’s. (aunt). Daddy and H (uncle) went glofing (golfing) at night. Grand pa came over and ate supper with us.

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This is the end of the series “Dear Diary”. I’ve done the whole year’s worth.

If you would like to read earlier entries you can find them tagged ‘Dear Diary’.

Thanks so much for stopping by, reading, and leaving your likes and comments. I appreciate it very much. ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Dear Diary – May 20 – 31 , 1961

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Dear Diary – May20 – 31, 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,

5/20/61 – J (cousin) and I played. We went to the air show (put on by the Air Force). When we came home we played. Grand ma came over and N (aunt) came over. We asked if we could spend the night over there. The men went fishing. N spent the night over Grand ma’s. We did too. I slept on the coucth (couch)

5/21/61 – I played all day. We went to the store. When we came back we played. Then we went home and played. then we went to see how much money it would cost to go to Idho (Idaho). When we came home Grand-pa came over and ate super with us.

5/22/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played.

5/23/61 – I went to school. when I came home I played. Then we went to the store. Then went to Grand-mas. Aunt D came over. When we came home I played.

5/24/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. At night Grand pa came over. B, H, V, D, and J (aunt, uncle & cousins) came over.We played a long time.

5/25/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over to play. When she went home we went to the golf range.

5/26/61 – I went to school and I played.

5/27/61 – I played all day. C and E (great aunt and uncle) came over Grand mas.

5/28/61 – I played. We went to Church – When we got home I played with J (aunt)

5/29/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Grand pa came over.

5/30/61 – I played with J (aunt) She and V (cousin) spent the night.

5/31/61 – I went to  school. It was the last day. When I came home we went to the store. Then to the dime store.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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You know, sometimes I get to thinking about some of the clothes I’ve had over the years, and wondering whatever happened to them. I don’t still have them, so where did they go?

If they were totally worn out, I’m sure I threw them away. If I was just tired of them, and they were still good, I know I donated them to the thrift stores collections.

But others, I just don’t know.

I remember some for liking them a lot, or because of some memory they hold. For two examples, I had a couple of dresses I hated. This was back when I was in elementary school. I didn’t have much choice in my clothes back then, as my mom bought them, so I wore them.

One was a pretty sky blue shift type dress, with shoulder epaulets of a multi-color fabric. It was okay, but I got teased from other kids that it made me look like a football player with big shoulders. I tried not to wear it very much.

Another was blue and white, dropped waist with plaid. It had a little collar and a plaid tie in front. That was another I didn’t like, because I figured girls didn’t wear ties. I (in secret) yanked on that tie until it ripped the whole thing apart. Never had to wear it again.

Years later, I sewed my own clothes after I learned how. I liked all of them, as they were my own creation. I got to choose the pattern and fabric. I even combined patterns to make original, new kinds of clothes.

I had one dress I really liked, but it got stolen. This was after I was married. I wore it to a relative’s house we were visiting for a week or so. I know who did it – my husband’s cousin – but I couldn’t prove it.

Another thing got stolen off the clothesline. It was a black t-shirt that I’d done fabric painting on, of feathers, and added embellishments of real feathers and beads. A neighborhood kid stole it. Couldn’t prove that either, but his sister told me he did.

Anyway, it’s interesting what remains in our memories.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – May 13 – 19 , 1961

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Dear Diary – May 13 –  19, 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,

5/13/61 – We played all day. When I came home we went to the dime store. I bought P (sister) a birthday present. At night M & O & S (parent’s friends and son) came over. We went to Underwoods (a favorite BBQ restaurant) and ate supper. Then we went to the park and rode the rides (amusement park). Then we saw the ballgame . When we went home we watched the fims (films – home movies).

5/14/61 – It was P’s (sister) birthday. We went to church. After we got home J (cousin) and I played. Grampa made some stilts for us. J broke all of them except mine and D’s (cousin). P got a music box, tow (two) pair of hair clamps, 3 coloring books, a box of colors, a tiger, some Crazy Putty, some perfume and podeur (powder), forr (four) cars, purse, shorts, ring, braclet (bracelet) and necklace, paper.

It was Mother’s day. She got a pillow, a hot pan holder, a tea strainer, a basket, a ? (can’t make out the last word).

5/15/61 – I went to the dinest (dentist). After dinner I went to school. When I came home I played.

5/16/61 -I went to school. B (aunt) had her wisdom teeth pulled. When I came home I played.

5/17/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then we went to Grandmas. P (sister) rode the bike. Then we went home.

5/18/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played outside. At night it rained.

5/19/61 – I went to school. After school Mother went to docter (doctor) to see about her ears. Then we went to the dime store. Then we went to B’s (aunt) to see if J (cousin) could spend the night. She could. We went home and played. At night we looked for frogs. We stayed up untill (until) 1:00 oclock.

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~Also linked with Fandango’s One Word Challenge

FOWC with Fandango — Diary

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – April 23 – 30, 1961

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Dear Diary – April 23 – 30, 1961

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Dear Diary – April 13 – April 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,

4/23/61 – I went to church. When we came home I played. After dinner we went to Buffalo lake. I caught some snails. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/24/61 – I went to school. I made a string picture. When I came home J (cousin) came home with me. We played. When she went home P (sister) and I played. The I read to P. Then I went to bed.

4/25/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I made a cake and biskets (biscuits). Then I read. Then I went to bed.

4/26/61 – I went to school. When I came home we went to B’s (aunt). When I came home I played. Then we went to Granny’s. When I came home I went to bed.

4/27/61 – I went to school When I came home, I played. At night everybody came over. It was Daddy’s birthday. He got two pair of pants, Two shirts, handkerchiefs, and a hat. We played all night. When they went home I went to bed.

4/28/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played with P (sister). At night N (aunt) came over. We saw fims (films – home movies). N got a permenint (hair permanent) When she went home I asked mama If P could sleep with me. Mama said she could. Then we went to bed.

4/29/61 – I played all day. J (cousin) came over to play. When she went home I planted my garden. Then we went to town. We went to the pet store. Then we went to get daddy some golf clubs. Then we went and got P (sister) some training wheels. Then went over to grand-ma’s. P rode the bike. When we came home we watched tv. Then went to bed.

4/30/61 – I played all day. We went to church. When we came home Granny was over. After dinner we played. Then went to Grand-ma’s. J (cousin) and I played. Then we went to N’s (aunt). Then we went up the trails. Then we went home. Then we went to the store. When we came home we painted my placks (plaster of Paris molded plaques). Then we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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