The diaries of Dorothea and Harry Lagerquist

Notes about the excerpting of the diaries of Mom and Dad {Anna Dorothea Neilsen Lagerquist (October 27, 1907 - August 30, 1976) and Robert Harry Lagerquist (August 16, 1900 - February 18, 1982)}. These are from 1960-1981 diaries/journal/desk notes. The originals are in the keeping of Karla Jean Halter Duff in Volga City Iowa.

I found the whole opportunity to be quite fun and interesting. I tried to include items of interest and 'importance' like birthdays and sicknesses. I included some funny ones and some that showed personal things. I'll leave it to you to find those. Usually I transcribed the data as it was written. If I commented or clarified any data I enclosed that information in [ brackets]. I can't vouch for the accuracy or truthfulness of any the data that I copied. I actually found a couple of errors, which I omitted. I also omitted all but one or 2 negative items [about now dead persons only].

I tried to represent all families equally in quantity of notes. There were many entries of people [friends, neighbors and family] visiting or calling, or the same daily events, or weather, or routine things any one would expect. Although I left most of these out, they do show how [both good and bad] things were in those years.

Clifford Lagerquist
December 2006

1960 1970 1980
1961 1971 1981
1962 1972
1963 1973
1964 1974
1965 1975
1966 1976
1967 1977
1968 1978
1969 1979