Lester has been here all afternoon. I enjoyed our ride. He seemed right civil today. Everyone says he is crazy about me and that his mother is disappointed because she cannot have me as a daughter-in-law. What will evening bring me? I feel very nervous - as though I want you here and still as though I hate to see you come. I feel that I am awaiting another break between us. Lester - how foolish of me. What a glorious evening. I love you more than ever. I hate to see you dance even with my sister. Walt and Bob seem to take for granted that we belong to each other. Al doesn't and tries to take too many privileges. No cheek to cheek dancing for me - except with you in my own home.
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.