About the diary writer
- Barbara McDowell Whitt
- Kansas City, MO, United States
- You are invited to read with me the diary pages I wrote 50 years ago to the night. I encourage you to ask questions or leave comments following the entries. I always respond to all legitimate responses or queries. I grew up on three farms 30 miles from Iowa City. My parents were 1941 graduates of Berea College in Kentucky. My father's degree was in agriculture and my mother's was in sociology. I was the oldest of four daughters and sometimes referred to my sisters as "the kids." We helped our parents but we also had good, wholesome fun - a characteristic I took with me to Park. Although the Blogger platform repeats the above information when you click on "view my complete profile," when you scroll down the page you can see my interests and some of my favorite movies, music and books.
Goodness, this has been quite the (sunny) Groundhog's Day. I heard the Park College perform Stravinsky's "Persephone" with the Kansas City Philharmonic, heard the Philharmonic's American Premier performance of Earle Brown's "Available Forms No. 1," Jim Hunter asked me to the ICC dance, and Vivien asked me to be a bridesmaid for her wedding next December. I guess that's to make up for another of my unlucky breaks - what Dr. Reynolds saw me buying in Busch's - after I walked all the way down to Parkville to get them [pads]. If I wrote that, I should also mention running into Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Boorstin a week ago Friday skipping one on the first assemblies I've ever skipped. Sometimes I can't win, but I certainly did today!!