Why do the boys come to me with their heart problems? Walt says he hasn't yet seen a girl that plays fair. Jimmie says that he hasn't yet found one who is not high hat "and conceited." Dave says they are all exactly alike. What goes for one goes for all. JIm says, "How can I get my girl back?" Walt says, "How can I get a kiss without making her angry?" How am I to know, pray tell - if I am conceited, high hat, - exactly like all the rest never playing fair - then why do they ask 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.