Sat Apr 7, 1945

Saw Miss Vanderneer uptown. Didn't hardly know me with glasses. Looked for Ruth's birthday present. Duane & I went to "Jackie" Mc's house. Johnny there, of course. Had so much fun!!! Played Slap & Bunco & danced. Danced on porch part of the time. Went to the Mill for about 2 min. It's a mess. The eve. was so nice & had a wonderful time. Got in about 12:30.

Fri Apr 6, 1945

Pretty busy again today. "Jackie" McKinney called me this morn. Mary Manning borrowed blue formal. Sure was skin-tight. Went to play (Jr.) at Argenta. Real good. "D" wore my red formal. Didn't feel so good. Duane left pretty early (10:30). Ruined my good hose. Cried.

Bob Ferrill wants to go with Evelyn.


Wordless Wednesday ~ 77 years ago

Her and grandpa both would have been 80 this year . . . :(
Oh how I miss them . . .

You Always Hurt the One You Love

As we just found out, grandma and grandpa's "song" was You Always Hurt the One You Love. A friend of mine was thrilled for me that I was able to discover "their song". She's right. What a gift it is.

I found out a little more about the song, too. It was preformed by The Mills Brothers in 1944 and then in 1945 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers. But more recently it has also been sung by Willie Nelson and Michael Buble among many many more! Now I must go find it on itunes!

Anyway, here's some of the words:

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn't hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it till the petals fall
You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can't recall
So If I broke your heart last night,
It's because I love you most of all.

And here is a clip of it being sung . . . so sweet it is!


April 5, 1945

Lorene brought "Lennie's" picture. He's cute! Wrote letter to Bill Parr. Bought music to our song - we want to keep it. Bunch of young squirts here this eve. Washed hair, washed some things, & did a little sewing. Dwight Hartman (?) is home.

Apr 4, 1945

Pretty busy wk. so far. We girls had fun just conversing this noon. Duane came about 8:00 and we went to Illini. Al Karelin (?) there. Pretty good. Really had a super time. Talked to Johnny & Jackie quite a lot. We talked about our song "You Always Hurt the One You Love". Gosh, Duane is so sweet & tonight was so much nicer than has been. Gave Duane his sweater.

Apr 3, 1945

Gosh, another day without seeing Duane. Lonesome as heck. Edna here for awhile in eve. Folks in town. Delores borrowed formal for Fri. night. Ironed, went to bed & read. Got letter from "Zombie".

Mon Apr 2, 1945

Golly, this has been a lonely day! Rained all last night & part of today. Busy day. Washed Duane's sweater & some things tonight. Put up hair & went to bed. Jack Groves in hospital with scarlet fever. Evelyn got another letter from Jack.