Diary belonging to ELVA ROSE MCKINNEY for the years 1937, 1938, 1939 and part of 1940.
March 16 1937 My birthday. 15 years old. Harvey P. gave me a topick holder.
March 16 1938 Wednesday 16 years old on the 16th. My lucky year, got pen from Ise and Shie.
March 16 1939 Thursday. Jo sure surprised me-she had the Texas Rangers dedicate a song to me - got Easter egg with my name on it too - and $1 from Illl & Shie
March 16 1940 eighteen years old. Got brooch, braclet, scrap book, stamps and book $1 for cosmetis, pencil ets. Was in Lawrence, up to Ill's, surprise party on me. Played pinchole until 2:45 a.m.
Jo is Elva's sister
August 3 1937 Jo's birthday Jo-14 years old.
November 24 1939 Friday. daddy came home just as Betty Jo passed away. heart wore out. I her at 4:30 p.m she died at 5:10 P.M. She was 16 years old.