Mother and I have been sewing and chatting together. Thank Goodness and thank God (and I mean it reverently) that Mother likes you. You stepped into our home and all of my family liked you immediately. Somehow, my mind will wander to our walk Sunday evening and the bridge incidents. No, John, I will not want to go to the country tomorrow or ever again. Mother says that you will always rule. You are stronger willed than I and I believe it is true.
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.