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[This entry is from Wednesday, April 15, 1976 in handwritten diary. On March 12, 2013 I posted this to my blog and I added the bracketed language, including this comment, and also the photograph, which is recent, not from the 1970s. Thank you to Flickr user ubrayj02 for permission under a Creative Commons license to use the picture. I was 12 years old and 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 years later. On March 30, 1976 my family moved from Chicago, Illinois, USA to Amsterdam, The 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. To my knowledge, we did not have an English dictionary with us in Amsterdam. The address of the house we lived in in Amsterdam was De Cuserstraat 19, Amsterdam, Buitenveldert, The Netherlands.]
I got my bike today. It’s blue, and second hand. I am washing it up. but it is hard work because it is very dirty. It has hand brakes that are very strong. It cost 120 guilders about 44 $. It works good. But the lighting system needs some work though. Today was the last day of school till vacation starts for easter. I wrote a letter to Michael Ruddat (my best friend) I will send it to him tomorrow or the next day.
I don’t know if I’ve ever said this before in thus diary but I have a new years resolution not to eat candy for a year this is my second year and I haven’t broken it yet!
[This entry is from my 1976 diary. On August 20, 2011 I posted this to my blog after I added the 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. On March 30, 1976 my immediate 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 ended the airplane trip today. But before we got to Luxembourg we got off at Iceland, (we stayed about 45 minutes) I bought a small coin collection. It cost me $1.20 and it included six coins, all wraped in a vinal raper. We took a train to Brussels, so I am righting this in a Hotel. It has a strange elevator in it, it dosn’t have sliding doors, like all the others I have scean, but it has a door that opens just like my house door. We went out for dinner, I had half of a roasted chicken, (it was good) Andy had the same.
I liked the airplane ride, and just think, we have to wait about 4 more months before we go back home on one.
I wrote to Michael Ruddat on the airplane I will send it to him tomorrow.