The Way-Way-Way-Back Machine
1/1: I had a very Happy New Year. A lot of our relatives came over, and on Christmas we got bikes and we're riding them today. [We were Jewish but usually exchanged presents on Christmas, since it was easier to get the family together.]
1/4: School vacation is over and I went back to school. I had fun at school. I had Library today and I took out [books]. I got a haircut.
1/5: I went to school again today and my class saw a movie called Air Around Us. I do have a lot of enemies, their names are [9 boys and 1 girl], That Boy and that's all. Linda is partly an enemy [Oy. Sorry, sis!]. My class did some air experiments, here is one of them. You take a glass, put a tissue in it so it won't fall out. Then turn it upside down and put it in water, then when you take it out it'll be dry.
1/6: I did something funny today, but after a while I thought I shouldn't have done that. I took some of Kathy's things (Kathy is a girl in my class). I took her dictionary work and her pencil. [Sorry, Kathy, what was I thinking?!] In class we learned some script letters, they were a & n. I had speech and gym today. We played a game called Kick It and Run in gym. I made a home run.
1/7: Kathy found out about the dictionary papers but not about the pencil. I saw a movie called Air is All Around Us [different than Air Around Us?]. It was very good. I watched a lot of good programs on telivision. I ate lunch at school today and I sat next to B and L at table number four.
1/8: I had an exciting day today. In school I learned two more letters in script, they were c & m. Kathy found out about the pencil. I signed my name in Kathy's brownie autograph book.
[I found this note, which I must have not sent:]
1/9/60: Today is Nana's birthday. Nana went on Dance Party last night. Dance Party is a show on channel 13. M came over.
1/10: I played house up in the playing room. I went to Nana's house and ate dinner there.
1/11: Mommy went to the Girl Scout House today to register us as brownies. Linda might be one, but they don't know about me. I went bicycle riding today. I watched Telivision too.
1/14: I had Music in school today. At night, I went out to dinner. I saw a movie too. It was called Gigi. After that, I went to Steffens and had a snack.
1/15: I made (my class made) a telephone and my class got their first call today. [no idea how we did this]
1/16: I ate dinner at a friend's house. Her name was M. Then I went to sleep over with my sister Linda at Nana's house. Nana is our grandmother. I had a good time.
1/17: I went to my Aunt Marion's house. I watched my cousin Arthur play his French horn while my Aunt Rhoda played the piano to his song.
1/19: I had a very big splinter. Daddy didn't take it out yet.
1/21: I went over to L's (a girl in my class) house. We played house and she was playing with her doll while I read her brownie handbook.
1/22: S (a girl in my class) came over. We watched T.V.
1/24: I went ice skating with Daddy and Linda. Aunt Helen came.
1/26: L came. We played with dolls.
1/27: I went ice skating with D. I had fun.
1/29: I went to R's birthday party. [R was one of the boys listed as an enemy above.]
1/30: Nana Birdie came here. I had a piano lesson. The names of the songs were [songs].
1/31: Nothing special happened today. [There were increasingly more entries like this, to the point I just wrote "N.H." for nothing happened.]
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That's enough for now. I omitted a few more library trips and piano lessons.