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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

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

Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 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,

1/22/61 – We went to eat dinner over to grand-ma’s. After dinner we all went riding. we went to Abbernathy, (Abernathy), New Deal, Hale center, Plainview, and to Tulia & Happy (all little TX towns around here). When we home we went over to Grand-ma’s and ate supper. When we came home we went to bed.

1/23/61 – I went to school and had fun. After I came home we went to get a book about birds and butterflys (butterflies) {these were a type of illustrated children’s encyclopedia they offered at the grocery store each week}. When we got home we ate supper and then played a game. Then we went to bed.

1/24/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I was going to get In the car the door was stuck so we got in the front of the car. When I got home the trees were covered with Ice. then I traced some pictures. Then I went to bed.

1/25/61 – I went to school and got my report card. I brought my grades up. When I got home I showed It to mother and daddy. then I played and then I went to bed.

1/26/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. daddy didn’t work today. at school we went to the museum. we went to see Ranching. we rode on a bus over there.

1/27/61 – I went to school and had fun. It snowed again. we did not go bowling because it snowed.

1/28/61 – today is Saturday and I did not go to school. P (sister) and I went out and played in the snow. we drwe (drew) all day.

1/29/61 – we played all day. we played with tinker toys and Paper dolls. Grand ma and Grand-pa, N (aunt) and B (uncle), H (uncle), and B (aunt) came over. when they went home we watched tv then we went to bed.

1/30/61 – I went to school and had an acheighment Test (achievement test). when I got home P (sister) and I got to ply (play) in the snow. when daddy came home we went to the store and got a book about cats and money. Grandpa came and got our dog house, so their puppy could sleep in it. then we went to bed.

1/31/61 – I went to school and we finished our test. When I got home I played outside. the snow has melted. M and O (friends of my parents) came over and we showed fims (films – home movies). When they went home we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

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Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

  

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/15/61 – This morning we went to grannys house. we stayed till about 5:30. we ate dinner over there. after dinner we talked. Daddy and the men played 42. (Dominoes). P (sister) and I went utside and played with C (a neighbor girl). I found 5 Christmas trees in the ally (alley). We set them up and played under them. In the ally, I foand (found) a live plant. When we were going home we hade (had) an Ice crem (cream) cone and then we went home and I watched 3 shows . after that I ate supper, then I took a bath and went to bed.

1/16/61 – I went to school. after I went to school I came home and went to the store and to the cleaners and to the dime store. then we went home and I went over to play with J (a neighbor girl)

1/17/61 – I went to school and had fun. I went over to B’s (aunt) to play. when I went home I went to Piggley Wiggly (grocery store) and got a book of Wild Animals. I will get one every week. they will be different ones.

1/18/61 – I went to school and played with the fifth grade at play pedired (period). We had a vistor (visitor) his was Mr. Night. after school I went to have a shot. when I came home after a while we went over to granny’s house. when we came home I took a bath and went to bed.

1/19/61 – I went to school and had fun. it was B’s (uncle) birthday and at night we went over to N’s (aunt). Mother made a cake. B (aunt) was there and H (uncle), Grandma, Grand Pa, Mother, father, P (sister) and I was there. we all had fun. then we went home and went to bed.

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

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

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 10

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Join in the fun by clicking the information above! 🙂

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Q – What fashion did you like most, and least from your younger years?

The fashions I liked most back then was bell-bottom pants. I was pretty much the first one of my friends in Jr. High School, to get a pair. I remember they weren’t jeans, but a dark blue fabric, and had a white shoestring type lace up front panel. Everyone was impressed…haha. The only thing was, we weren’t allowed to wear pants of any type to school. This was in the 60s, and girls had to wear dresses, and the length had to be mid-knee, or we’d get sent home to change. That’s what I didn’t like about the fashions back then. I wanted to wear my cool bell-bottom pants! The very year after I graduated H.S., girls were finally allowed to wear pants.

Other fashions I liked after school was your basic hippie clothes. I had it all, from the tie-dyed t-shirts (I made a lot of these), hoop earrings, water buffalo sandals, leather purses with fringe, and long, bead necklaces that we’d string, using those tiny, multi-colored beads we’d buy in the sewing notions part of the dime store. I still love all those kinds of fashion/clothes, and still wear them. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

 

19 SOMETHIN’ – SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 1

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This is a new challenge, hosted by Suzanne McClendon. It runs for the whole month of September and consists of questions and answers. To find out how to join in, just click the above link. 🙂

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Here’s Day # 1 Question:

What movie could you, or did you, see over and over again when you were a teenager?

I didn’t go to a whole lot of movies back then, but this is one I remember was my favorite. I’m pretty sure I saw it a couple of times at the movie theater, and I’ve watched it many times on TV since then. I still love it.

The movie I’m talking about is…”To Sir With Love”. It came out in 1967, and starred Sidney Poitier. It was based on the semi-autobiographical novel by E. R Braithwaite (pub. 1959). It features a lot of good pop music, and Lulu, a prominent singer, sang the title song. It also featured some music by the Mindbenders, a band from the same time. Funny story…a friend and I saw the Mindbenders in person, when they came to our town for a concert. We didn’t get to go to the concert, but we did go out to the airport to greet them when they arrived. We were thrilled to actually see them, of course! 🙂

Here’s the movie trailer from the movie. Did you go see this one? Enjoy!

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© 2016 BS

DEAR DIARY … DECEMBER 8 – 28, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … DECEMBER 8 – 28, 1961

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Time to catch up with the posting of my diary entries for 1961 🙂

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Dear Diary,

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 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.

12/17/61 – P (sister) went to the Doctor. I played.

12/18/61 – I went to school. P (sister) did not go. I played.

12/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/20/61 – I went to school. I played. We got our fim (film – home movie film)

12/21/61 – I went to school. I played. It was open house. We visited school.

12/22/61 – I went to school. We looked at all the rooms. We had our party. I got a bank. a comb. a purce (purse). a kye (key) chain. I had fun.

12/23/61 – I went over grandmas. I played.

12/24/61 – I played. It was Christmas Eve. We went to grannys. I got a grey poodel (poodle) dog. (a stuffed animal)

12/25/61 – It was Christmas. I got two balls, weveing (weaving) loom, purfume (perfume), How to draw a dog (a book), a babbette (a doll like Barbie, but not a Barbie…my cousin got a ‘real’ Barbie!), a suit case, concentrain (a concentration game), slippers, mossiken (moccasin shoes), pen, neclace (necklace) and bracelet.

12/26/61 – I went to twon (town). We played.

12/27/61 – I played. We went to the store.

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

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© 2015 BS

 

DEAR DIARY … NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 7, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … NOVMEBER 19 – DECEMBER 7, 1961

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It’s time for another look back at my Diary from 1961 …when I was 10 to 11 years old…

These entries typed here, just like I wrote them back then, with the exception I’ve only used initials for people’s names, and in ( ) mention how they are related to me. Misspellings are left in, to be corrected at the end. Hope you enjoy reading, as much as I have enjoyed a look back at what I was doing all those years ago! 🙂

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Dear Diary

11/19/61 – I played monopoly. Grandma and N (aunt) came over. We play crazy-eights (a simple card game)

11/20/61 – I went to schoo. I played. At night I made a turkey.

11/21/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

11/22/61 – I went to school. Miss Hermann (teacher) had to go and visit her parents for thanksgiving.

11/23/61 – I played. It was thanksgiving. It was my birthday. I got a purse, an autograph hound dog, pin, some map pencils, a coloring book. We went to grandma’s. At home granny and granddad, N (aunt) and B (uncle) B (aunt) and H (uncle) came over. I got a purse, a dollar, a braclet (bracelet), 2 pairs of pants, socks

11/24/61 – I played. at night I went to a slumber party. V (friend), J (friend), J (cousin), and me were there. We stayed up all night.

11/25/61 – I played. We went to twon (town). we went to grannys. E (aunt), T (uncle) RL (cousin), and T (cousin) were there. RL, P (sister), and I went to the dime store. I bought some jacks and cards. at night we went to someones house that they knew

11/26/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

11/27/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/28/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/29/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/30/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over

12/1/61 – I went to school. I had a heacacke (headache). We played jacks. I fell down and skinned my arm and bumped my head. I went over B’s (friend) house. We played with S (friend), F (friend) and there (their) little sister. We had fun.

12/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to millmians (? – maybe a toy store named Milam’s there in town?) 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.

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DEAR DIARY … SEPTEMBER 4 – 11, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … SEPTEMBER 4 – 11, 1961

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Dear Diary, 9/4

I played. We went to N’s (aunt)

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Dear Diary, 9/5

I went to school. It was the first day.

My teacher was Miss Herman.

P (sister) went to school.

Her teacher was Mrs. Price.

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Dear Diary, 9/6

I went to school.

We are learning to jump rope a different way.

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Dear Diary, 9/7

I went to school.

I jumped rope with two ropes.

I came home and played.

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Dear Diary, 9/8

I went to school.

J (cousin) came over.

We had a coke. (Coca-Cola)

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Dear Diary, 9/9

I played.
We paid bills.

I (it) was H’s (uncle) birthday.

On TV we watched Miss America.

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Dear Diary, 9/10

I played.

Grandpa came over.

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Dear Diary, 9/11

I went to school.

We have a new …? (boss? bowl? bows?)

I played.

I went to the Dr.

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