I know, I know, I used this same picture of Gramma and Harvey in Episode 7 a few weeks ago but it was for a good reason, I swear! They get married in this episode, so I thought it might be a good idea to share the picture again. You all agree with me, right? I thought so, especially since they are still married after more than 35 years! That’s quite an accomplishment. Anyway, this episode doesn’t cover a whole lot of time but Mom did write a lot for 10 days so we get a lot of story out of it. This is also the first episode we intentionally recorded in the new, shorter format (no more chopped up episodes!) so don’t forget to let us know what you think. You can comment at the bottom of the page, by emailing either myself or Mat or by liking and commenting on our Facebook page.
September 1, 1977 – September 10, 1977
In this episode Mom starts of slow but tells us about having a lot of car trouble on a road trip. She also shares her new budget that will get her the van she’d been dreaming about, but she’s added a few things to the list, like new tires for the van and a waterbed. By the end of the episode she’s added even more, a Harley and a boat. She also tells us that she plans on writing in the journal a lot more than the 241 pages she’d gotten up to at that point but worries about letting other people read it because of all the illegal information she’d written about so Mat and I make you all swear not to tell. Towards the end of this episode she speculates about the future and wonders about the years 1994 and 2000. Also, Gramma Joyce and Harvey get married and Mom hangs out with someone she thought was “uncool”. Enjoy!