Flashback to the 80’s….

I just ran across my old diary from middle school. Oh boy. I could hardly even stand to thumb through it. Seriously. That bad. Here’s my plea: please, please don’t let my girls be so inane.

So, here is a little sampling (word for silly word)-I was in the 7th grade when I wrote this-and I can’t stop laughing at the latest greatest invention that rocked my world in 1987.

“Hi! Today is so hot-I had to do yard work today in the humid 105 degree temperatures. I was so mad I had to come out front and pick weeds out of the rose garden-my mom said I had a bad attitude and that I have to mow the back yard I just mowed 2 days ago. I was so mad. We have this cool thing on our phone it’s called “call waiting”. If your talking on the phone and someone else is trying to call it will beep and so you will kow someone is calling-you push the recivier and you can talk to 2 people at once. gotta go. Angie”

I’m still debating whether or not to post my entry from the previous day (for purely historical reasons). October 1st 1987. The infamous day of the 6.1 Whittier quake. Anyone intersted in hearing how I brillantly concluded it was an earthquake?

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Casey's trio says

    Ughhh…the diary! I threw away my diary that I kept from my Jr. and Sr. year in high school out of sheer embarassment….how could I have been so stupid? Too funny about the call waiting! And yes, if you are willing to share, I would love to hear your thoughts from 1987!

  2. My name is Tammie says

    Yes! Please post that. I remember that quake all too well. It was my first. I was terrified. I had nightmares for months and couldnt sleep. I remember my mom buying me a barbie because she thought that would help. LOL!! I was 8.

    I love that you found yours. I have mine from HS and its so funny. I hate Adam, I love Adam, no wait I hate him again. LOL!! Girls are just dumb. LOL

  3. The Pruetz Family says

    Please — OH PLEASE — post the previous day’s entry. I’m DYING to hear it!

    BTW, we were all stupid, petty, silly and inane at that age…

  4. Ummm the ground started shaking?

  5. Very funny. I had a journal also but haven’t read it recently. I had a lot of, “My dad’s being such a jerk today or my sister is being so rude today” etc… Very funny what made an impact on us at such a young age. If we only knew then how easy life really was back then! 🙂

  6. Angie…I am intrested…Troy always talks about the Whittier Earthquake…since his family was all born and raised in Whittier….what were your brilliant conclusions?

  7. Honestly I have thought about pitting my journals in the old round file to. Maybe I’ll just splice out all of the really bad pages so my girls won’t be exposed to my very bad behavior!

  8. carrie & troy keiser says

    I went back and blacked out some pages in the journal I kept in HS. My mom recently went back and read through her journals from when we were young. some pretty funny stuff and some thoughtful stuff. I say keep the old journals (go a head and edit though, if ya feel the urge…. )
    thanks for sharing these entries with all of us.

  9. I am so glad that I didn’t journal back then. I don’t think I want to be reminded of those times. I do love reading yours though!