A grease spot on my new dress. I am tired, very tired; Mother would not kiss me; DeVoes came in. I feel so discouraged! Only one hope of consolation – John. Too tired for shorthand! To school only to meet you – Any other evening I may not have minded it so much but tonight when I am so depressed – I miss you, John, and I love you!
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.