Snippets From the Past – April 1

Snippets from my five-year diary. April 1. *1970 (age 12): APRIL FOOLS! Fooled Bob. Told him it was snowing and he believed me! Played tetherball at school. One of my favorite things to do on April Fool’s Day was to tell my brother it was snowing on. He fell for it just about every year. […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 31

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 31. *1970 (age 12): Gym day. Piano Class. For gym we went on the trampoline. Piano class was fun. I never cared for the trampoline. I was always afraid I’d bounce too high, fly off, and land in a heap on the gym floor. (I think it was more […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 29

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 29. *1970 (age 12): Happy Easter. I’m the Easter Bunny since I don’t believe anymore. Went to Uncle Pete’s house for a get-together. 50 people came. Imagine, admitting I didn’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore! Although, it did give me the chance to be the egg hider, which […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 25

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 25. *1970 (age 12): Got allowance $2.00. Vicki came over and snooped in my diary (she always does it!) Vicki wants to say something HI it says hi. Allowance! My monthly reward for chores. Vicki always snooped in my diary. When she came over, she’d read it – and […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 24

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 24. *1970 (age 12): Grandma Goodall came and had dinner with us. Fed Mandy (Linder’s dog). Grandma Goodall was my dad’s mom. She lived in Santa Cruz, then moved to Fresno when she couldn’t live alone any more. I don’t remember if she was still in Santa Cruz at […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 23

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 23. *1970 (age 12): Martha was 1 year and 4 months old when she died. Boo hoo. My very first pet. Went to Vicki’s last night. Stayed over. Went to an Avon meeting with Mom Martha the mouse, was my first real pet. My dad finally relented and let […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 20

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 20. *1970 (age 12): 12:00 Dismissal – Spring and Easter Vacation. 2 weeks. YAHOO! (Although) I have to do chores with a capital “C” Two weeks’ vacation and chores. My dad had a habit of giving me lots of chores during summer and spring vacation. He’d list about nine […]

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Snippets From the Past – March 18

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 18. *1970 (age 12): Nothing much happened today. So that’s it. Pretty much says it all. *1971 (age 13): Thur. Hot Dog Day. Nothing else. Another famous Hot Dog Day. *1972 (age 14): Sat. Cathy and I worked on our science projects. Worked on taking pictures – rode bikes […]

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Snippets From the Past – Mar 12

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 12. *1970 (age 12): Hot Dog Day. Walked Pepe. Not only did I get to eat hot dogs, but I also walked the neighbor’s dog and made $2.00. *1971 (age 13): Fri. Spelling test got none wrong. This was a big deal to me. The night before a spelling […]

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Snippets From the Past – Mar 9

Snippets from my five-year diary. March 9. *1970 (age 12): Went to school – Monday. Mrs Allen asked me how my slumber party was. Got an “F” on one of my papers. Mrs Allen was my 6th-grade teacher. She was awesome and always cared about her students. Getting an “F” on a paper. Hmmm. I […]

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