10:25 PM I am now all ready for bed. At 10:30 I shall say goodnight to you and then to bed. I have been home all evening reading the immortal Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." What peace what true philosophy the (?) characters. Love, it is now 10:27. Are you all ready for bed - (?). I am waiting waiting and under my (?) I shall have you all night. Good night my dear.
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.