Breakfast at the Hotel Bethlehem - leaving for home at 11:10 - arriving in Philly at 3:30. But even the motor trouble was fun - an experience to remember. Two promises. One - that if you should die before I - I will keep on living - for you. And now while you are living I am living for you. The other - you are right there are more ways than one - of committing suicide. But a promise is a promise - I will keep it and help you to kill yourself by so doing. I will not go further - not because I do not trust you because I love you. It would be safe for me but not for you - But some day when things are okay I will be yours, then you will be free to love 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.