Sunday, July 02, 2006

A List of 1933

Okay, so I am caught up in writing these books about my grandmothers. I just finished one that can be found at my Publishing Page in my blogroll and I am now doing a similar project about my Grandma Dorothy (Surprise, Wizard!).

Anyway, I have been snooping around in her journal and have come across a few doozies from 1933 (when she was just 15). Here are a few observations.

1. My Grandmother ate shrimp in 1933 in Blanding, Utah (How did it get there of all places?).
2. Kids were enamored with riding in someone's vehicle in 1933.
3. There was a dance or a cotillion at least twice a week.
4. Listening to the radio was a favorite pastime of nearly every kid in 1933.
5. They had strange names in 1933 (so far I've found Ven, Kerm, Clessa, Clyn, Pep, and DeMar).
6. Sewing and making supper occupied a lot of every day.
7. My grandfather went to sheep camp a lot of the time.
8. Kids really weren't that different than they are now.
9. My grandmother hung out at the post office alot.
10. Journals really aren't that interesting.


Blogger John Cowart said...

I love to read journals because amid all the mundane details, you run across the occassional nugget of gold and it's always a surprise.
Hope you have a great 4th of July.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous The Wizard of Wilkeworld said...

I like to read journals, it gives you a certain awareness of your family and that they are human. I think that it is an essential part of leaving a legacy for your family and friends. I think that you need to remember that generations to come will read your thoughts and you need to understand that when you make an entry. I remember reading Mom's diary and realizing that she really did love my father initially. Have I written a I am just about to....if only the king would not blog about my thoughts......

5:00 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

What thoughts?

7:54 AM  
Anonymous The Wizard of Wilkeworld said...

I think thoughts, I would like to write them down, but I am in fear that you may think they are great fodder for your blog. I hesitate to be the brunt of your critical writing. I realize that you may not give me credit for the thoughts I have about child rearing, and stay at home dads, and all the other things that I have tried to teach you but evidently have failed miserably at I would hate to have Lucy, Cowart, Travis, Laquet, Silver Woods and all of your other friends to think less of me. So needless to say I will take all of my golden thoughts and memories to the grave and will hope that I am in the same Kingdom when all my family gets there. We will sit around and I will share my life with them at that time.........

9:05 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Hey, Wizard... you can get your own blog! You obviously have a computer, and it's free to sign up with Blogger... so, why not?

Happy 4th!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Depends on whos writing the journal and the imagination of the one that reads it.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Dear Grandpa, I would love to read your journal, after all you lived in Pagosa Springs and lived on a ranch. I'll bet you have some wonderful stories for us to read. You know the King doesn't have that market all to himself.

Enjoyed the 4th of July breakfast at the church this morning, good food and a wonderful program. Right now TF and I are watching "Yankee Doodle Dandy" with George M. Cohan. We watch it every year and marvel at the accompolishments of such a wonderful man. (Right now he is writing the toon, "Over There". I wish our country had more of that kind of patriotism.) Happy 4th of July to you all.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous The Wizard of Wilkeworld said...

Marie, If I have offended you I am so sorry, I will refrain from blogging on the Kings blog. I don't want a blog of my own, and I don't want to offend anyone, time is so short and I have better things to do.......

11:22 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Oh gosh, I did not mean it that way at all, Wizard! You've never offended me in any way. I just think it would be fun to read your blog if you had one. I always enjoy your comments & the banter between you & your son.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous The Wizard of Wilkeworld said...

Marie, I am so glad that you replied, I just don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I have heard this thought expressed, " If you are really inferior, it is okay to be paranoid." That applies to me on this one. I took it as if you thought I should get my own blog and leave the Kings alone. Thanks again.........

4:51 AM  

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