When I first looked at my grandmother’s journal, the cover says it is from 1945, so I had assumed that was it. Every week when I transcribed the entries, it was the first time I was also reading them. So the ending of 1945 and then going into 1944 was very unexpected! I then looked through the rest and found a few 1946 entries as well. With that, I’ll go through the 1944 entries and then move on to the 1946 entries. Enjoy! 🙂
8 March 1944 Wednesday
Went to school. Had an assembly I was in it. Turned out terrible. Went to the Temple and saw Destination Toky with Cary Grant. Went with mom + dad. Had a egg sandwich, bottle pop.
9 March 1944 Thursday
Mrs. Newburg said I was a 100% better in volleyball + that I may be on the team or squat. When to Stone School and sang three songs, was better than the assembly. Got a cablegram from Gene.
10 March 1944 Friday
*at top: Hope I get on the team
Sprain my finger. When to the Conserate to sing was better than I thought. Dad + Mom went too. After, I went over to Dick Linstrom’s house. Then over to Bud’s. Had a bacon sandwich and went to bed.
11 March 1944 Saturday
*at top: I hope I get on the team
Played volleyball. Went to the library. Talked with Marshall. Got mad at him as usual. Grant came over. Went to the Court with Grant + Frances. Saw Youngest Possbesstion [Profession]. Bud walked home with us.
12 March 1944 Sunday
*at top: Here’s hoping I get on the team
Went to Sunday school with Grant. When to the show, saw “women in Bondage” wasn’t so good. Forgot to go to Church at 6:30 so I stayed home + played cards with Grant + Dickie. Mom put my hair up + then I went to bed.
13 March 1944 Monday
*at top: Same here
I when to school. Got a programe of the contest. everyone put their andtograph on it and so did some teachers. Had a ice cream multite [malted?]. listen to Lux Theater. Did my Social Studies. Washed + put up my hair.
Few Comments From Me:
One thing I love about my grandmother’s journal is the glimpse at what my hometown once was like. I love that she mentions familiar places; Stone school, for example, was my elementary school. The Court Theater was a place I also went for movies when I was younger. And I love the small things she includes – like the bacon sandwich. Sometimes, the diaries just give me a small piece of my grandmother back and I”m very thankful to have her diary so I can do that. 🙂