Hazel Ilene Hyde was born September 19, 1936, the first-born child of Lavern and Mildred (Rector) Hyde.
On Christmas Eve, in 1950, she received as a gift from her parents, a little red 5-year diary which, for the next few years, she faithfully wrote in every day.
This blog is a transcription of Hazel’s little red diary. Follow along for a peek into the life of a 1950’s rural farm girl as she wends her way through high school toward graduation and married life. You’ll get some laughs, shed a few tears, and if you’re old enough, do a little nodding in agreement over some of the memories it’ll bring up for you.
The diary entries begin HERE.