I never knew but I had always hoped that I was sole possessor of your affections. And still I am glad that you told me, John. If you did not care you would not tell me your inmost secrets and thoughts. You are sure, now. Bob and Walt are sure and Fred is "giving in." But I feel less sure than ever. You have promised to keep your kisses for me. Your last "date" was about 2 months ago? I was angry with myself for doubting but I was right! After "picking up" such trash I don't understand how you could hold me close to you and kiss me - the very next evening. I love you, I want you. God lead us both! If you want me, John, please remember it when you are away from me.
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.