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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.

Friday, February 17, 2006

We Kicked the Boys

Fri. February 10, 1978

Dear Diary,

We played Chase again. We kicked the boys as hard as we could. They thought it hurt.

One of the Best Chases

Thurs February 9, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today at recess it was on of the best Chases. Nicky and I ran and jumped on Dino's back.

Bite Size

Wed. February 8, 1978

Dear Diary,

We played chase agian it was GREAT! Dino calls me bite size or minny size he calls Jennette Smiley and Nicky Fe-Fe.

Our Boyfriend

Tues. February 7, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today we got killed Again.

Our boyfriend is Dino he likes us also (but not Amy)


Mon February 6, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today after lunch at recess me Jennette and Nicky and Amy played CHASE! The boys killed it was a ball!!

Friday, February 10, 2006


Thurs February 2, 1978

Dear Diary,


We watched t.v. Then we tryed to nap but our brothers were making to mutch noise.

Amy And I Were Sick

Wed. February 1, 1978

Dear Diary,

Again Amy and I were sick.


Teus January 31

Dear Diary,

Today I went my to naybors again but her daughter was sick also Amy. We just watched t.v.

My Mom Teaches School

Mon January 30, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today I went to my naybors because my mom teaches school and I was sick.

The Croup

Sun. January 29, 1978

Dear Diary,

Tonight I got the croup. The next day I did not go to school.

Ice Skating

Sat January 28, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today my mom Merrily and my mom's friend Natalie and me went ice skating. My brother went bowling with my dad Joe.

We Had A Party

Fri January 27, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today I went to my friend Amy's house the she came to mine. I slep over her house her brother slep with my brother Jeff. We had a ball. We had a party that night.

We Think He Likes Us

Thurs January 26, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today was very very stormy. Our big huge tree fell down! (NO DAMAG) We were mad becase we had school in library. Me, Jennette, Nicky sat by our boyfriend Dino. We think he likes us! We hope.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

It Was Boring

Wed January 25, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today we had school it was boring ecsept that we liked Dino.

Square Knot, Hitch Knot

Tue January 24, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today I went to camp. We really had very very much fun. We learned to tie a square knot and a hich knot. We stayed the all day. But we did not go to Timber Lake Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo we went to Armstrong.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Mess Kit

Mon January 23, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today we did not have school were glad. We went to Kaufmans to get a mess kit for me to take to camp.

Hot Potato

Sun January 22, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today I went to Nicky's birthday. We played pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, hot potato (get a tray of things and try to remeber as many things you can) (write down), make a word hunt and see who can find them first. Make things to match.

The Woods

Fri January 20, 1978

Dear Diary,

Today my friend Amy took us 2 hours to get back to our house from the woods but it would really take us 15 minutes.
That night we had a party. We had a ball. My one friend slept over we had a ball. We watched Empire of the Ants!
for MY second time.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Love Ya Black and Gold in 1980

Thursday, January 17, 1980

Dear Diary,

We had play practice at Doug's. It was good. In music we sung the Steeler song. I got a good book in Library. I got a letter from Kris Brady my friend in N.J.
A+- day

Sunday, January 20, 1980

Dear Diary,

I went to church with Terry. Champion!! The Steelers won the Super Bowl!! Our 4th trofey. We had a sitter, Heather.
A+ day

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Camp Timber Lake

Thurs January 19, 1978

Today after school a went to Brownies. We had a fun time. We talked about next week we are going to Camp Timber Lake.
We are going to sled ride and cook and play and have alot of fun.