It is after twelve o'clock but even so I'm quite wide awake and excited. I've wanted so much to go to the Mask and Wig show and it has almost materialized. John refuses to go and has bet me the price of a ticket that I can't find a young man, other than my brother, who will take me. Consequently, to win the bet I may go without being unfair to John, I can prove to him that there are people in the world willing to take me places and the best of it is that John has to pay my fare! I shall buy a new evening dress and slippers. It will cost me plenty - but it is worth it to re-win John. All I have to do now is find the man!!!!!!!!!
This is the journal of Virginia Lee Scott, my grandmother, written when she was seventeen and first dating my grandfather, John Arnold Wilson. It's a dairy published by Media Drug Stores and includes space for two entries per day, with facts about the era printed at the bottom, which I have included in italics. Following, 1928, is the journal of John Arnold Wilson, my grandfather, at age nineteen and in love with my grandmother, followed by my grandmother's journal in 1931.