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an exploration of an 8-year old girl's journey through the 1970s; a retrospective glimpse into girlhood in america, from the perspective of a young diarist.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Smashed Snow

Wed January 18, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today after lunch Dino killed me and Amy and Jennette. They smashed snow in our faces and pushed us in the snow.

Today the Boys Killed Me

Tues January 17, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today the boys killed me and Amy and Jennette at recess.


Sun January 15, 1978

Today in school out in recess me and Jennette chased Dino because we like him.

It's Alive

Sat January 14, 1978

Dear Diary,

Tonight I watched two very, very grose movies The Empress of the Ants and It's Alive. We were scared that night but I did not have nightmares.

Bad Luck Day

Friday, January 13, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today was bad luck day but I didn't have any bad luck. My friend Amy and I did a play but then we decided not to.

Ordinary School Day

Thurs January 12, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today was only a ordinary school day nothing special.

Our Grandmother

Wed. January 11, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today my dad was still in Washington, D.C. We really missed him. It was funny not having our grandmother there that morning but we were use to it.

We Were Sad

Tue. January 10, 1978

Today my grandmother left to Philadelphia. My dad left to Washington D.C. We were sad that they had to leave.

Today Our School Was Closed

Mon. January 9, 1978

Today our school was closed. Our grandmother was here. We really were happy.

Seven Springs

Sun. January 8, 1978

Today my grandmother and my mom's friends came. They are going to Seven Springs for 3 days. My grandmother is watching us.


Sat January 7, 1978

Today was my first day back to swimming. I was in the highest group. It was fun.

Nothing Special

Fri January 6, 1978

Today was only a ordinary school day. Nothing special.

Our Boyfriend

Thurs. January 5, 1978

Today I went to my friend Jennette's house. We had fun. We talked about our boyfriend Dino.

Monday, January 30, 2006

First Day of School

Wed January 4, 1978

Today was the first day of school. I was a little bit happy and a little not. But I had fun.

My Friend Natalie

Tue January 3, 1978

I was at my friend Natalies houes and I played with her baby Peter with my brother. We had fun but Peter hit his head badly then we didn't play with him anymore.

Very Very Scared

Mon. January 2, 1978

My brother and I had a baby siter at our friends house and she couldn't put the baby to sleep. Then she told us ghost storys and we were very very scared. My brother said to call the neighbers.

We Got Robbed on New Year's Day

Sun. January 1, 1977-8

We got robbed on New Years day. I hope we never have a New Years day like this again. Our cat was scared to death.

Merry Christmas 1977

One Year Diary

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From "Hammy Boy"

Merry Christmas 1977