–and for good reason. Below are actual excerpts from the fifth-grade diary of a writer who, for the purposes of this blog, shall remain nameless. No animals were harmed in the transcription of these entries, and, despite the fact that the writer really, really wanted to revise many of them, not a single word has been changed.
Today I had my piano lesson. Everyone says I do beautifully. I think I do terribly.
Tomorrow is my New York trip. I can’t wait. I’m so excited about it.
It was one of the most marvelous days of my whole life. It was just great.
Today was my boring Dress Revue.
Today we had Mr. Tibbetts and his wife up for dinner. The dessert was dreamy.
Next Monday we are going to change seating arrangements. I hope I get with you know who.
Today I had my piano lesson. I played baseball + made 2 runs.
We had gym today. I asked Mr. Roberts about my spelling prize and all he said was, “Moving Up Day.” I can’t wait.
We went to Granny’s as usual. We had clam chowder. The way Granny makes it it’s delicious! Yum!
I got into a group with ____!!! YAY!!!!!!!!
_____ hated our group so he moved out. I almost cried.
Today I had my piano lesson. Our school is holding a track meet.
Today is the end of Religious Ed. I didn’t even go to it anyways.
In 4.H. I am making a wastebasket. It’s real pretty. (I guess.)
Today was our track meet. Holland Patent won again. !!!!YIPPEE!!!!
I bought a $.50 milk chocolate candy bar. I love candy. I might get fat.
Wednesday! To me Wednesday sounds like it’s all blue! That probably sounds weird!