This afternoon I wondered if reading Keyserling's Book of Marriage or H.G. Wells' Outline of History would ever be beneficial to me! The answer came tonight when Miss Lucy Powell lectured me on India. I was surprised to find how much I'd learned about the caste system and Hindu marriage and life from those two books alone. E. Stanley Jones' book The Christ of the Indian Road, magazine and newspaper articles all helped. It does pay to read. Several times lately I've spoken to John of the fact that people never seem to converse on any subject that I read about. Also today in reading I found a chapter simplified by the recollection of Dr. Morgan's lectures in the fall. Some day I may know something.
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.