[This entry is from my 1976 handwritten diary. On November 20, 2011 I posted this to my blog and I added this bracketed language, the photograph and the hyperlinks. I was in 7th grade when I wrote this journal entry. I typed this post as I wrote it, including the mistakes, so you can see how I wrote back then. Keep in mind this is my private diary, and I'm sure I could have written with fewer errors had I known I would be showing it to the world 35 years later. On March 30, 1976 my family moved from Chicago, Illinois, USA to Amsterdam, Netherlands for about four months. I wrote in my diary frequently during that time, and I plan to post all the entries to this blog.]
We haven’t gotten bikes yet. I hope we get them next week.
Dad’s leaving on monday to go to groningen, he’s going to work there. He expects to work there 2 or 3 days a week. I guess he will take the train. I think he will come back on Wednesday.
We are going to go to scoll on monday. We go for 5 days and then we have easter vacation for a week.
We took our first tram today. It Andy’s and I first time, I don’t know about Mom and Dad. It wasn’t to exciting.
There was a spider in our room today. so naturally I am scared. When Andy saw it he screamed. I wouldn’t be so scared of it if I didn’t have the lower bunk on the bed (the bunk is aprox 3 in from ground