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Lola’s Pocket Dictionary (by guest writer Anthony Ramil)

23 Oct

Miscellaneous Notes in Lola’s Pocket Dictionary (by guest writer Anthony Ramil)

As the apparent “writer of the family,” I was given my grandmother’s pocket dictionary.  While its utility may be outdated and unnecessary, the gift is a treasure trove.  Its gems?  Miscellaneous notes by Lola.  Apparently, a tub full of journals wasn’t enough to chronicle the important memories of her life.

Inside cover:

June 3, 1994 – Gloria buy rice cooker + pot.

May 24, 1995 – rice-cooker begins working for dinner 1 year guarantee

June 3, 1995 – Send to Ben Ramil check of $50.00 help for funeral of his wife – adress to Norma’s address inHawaii

He recieved it.             Tia Fausta

answer me (in different color ink, as an addendum to “He recived it”)

Glorias ph work – ###-8138

Judy Dumpit ph – ###-9808


House – ###-5482


Cover page:

Aug. 23, 1988



Bought it in Old Sacramento Store



Hearing Aid at Leonardo’s catalog, + batteries

Low price

Page 14 (I checked page 14 but saw nothing related.  The words “antibiotic,” “antibody,” “anxiety,” and “anxious” are circled.)


Bottom of last page:

Parenting succeed

Be alert – watchfull

Be appreciative – showing appreciation


Back cover:

March 1996

They place a new roofing of the house


ignore – means refuce, dont like

focus – adjustment – right


Apart from these notes at the beginning and end of the dictionary, almost every single page has a word circled, most have several.  It’s entertaining and enlightening to imagine what Lola was experiencing that made her pick up the dictionary and look up words.  What was going on that prompted certain words to be circled?  Here’s an example of circled words from page 157: “immoral,” “immortal,” “immovable,” “immune,” “impassable,” “impasse,” and “impeach.”

Dec. 28, 2005 – Wednesday

22 Sep

(Concord)  Wake up 6:00 a.m. take a bathe, dress up, make up, fix bed, 8:00 a.m. take breakfast.  Gloria cook fried rice with eggs I hot chocolate, wash my laundry.  Gloria make it, dry fold, put in places, watch TV 11:00 take a nap, up 1:00 p.m. eat lunch, rice, pansit, corn, water to drink.  I fold my laundry, off, T.V on TV watch, I throw regular today. 7:00 p.m. I eat dinner, rice, pansit, corn, water to drink, eat 1 tangerine. 8:00 go to bed + sleep. Louie + Gloria go to movie with Don + Judy Dumpit

Dec. 27, 2005 – Tuesday

20 Sep

(Concord) Wake up 6:00 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, make up, fix bed, drink juice Gloria gave me. heat water for chocolate, heat my knee, watch TV 5:30 a.m. take morning  medicine, 6:00 a.m. go back to room + relax up 10:00, watch TV I have my manicure, given by Jude Dumpit, they massage my legs, clean my bath feet, then put strawberry color on my both feet they put light manicure to my both hands.  Thank you Judy, I gave 2 dollars to both ladies who work for me. 8:00 a.m. eat breakfast, cake + hot chocolate take my morning medicine, change clothes, make up fix my bed, I ready my things going Hawaii, 12:00 I eat lunch paspas chicken, water to drink go to bed to rest, they’ll go to Jason’s house to bring paspass for their lunch – up 2:40 p.m. my cane always lost from my sight.  Please God help me for this thing, give me strength for my head.  Gloria find it my bed. eat 1 banana, so I’ll to throw good, watch TV I throw regular, 5:50 p.m. I eat dinner, paspas pie for deserts, 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep. after taking night medicine

April 26, 1992 – Sunday

19 Sep

Wake up 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. watch Dr. Schuller service, 8:00 a.m. exercise drink hot chocolate + eggs for breakfast 10:00 a.m. went to Penney to put batteries on my watch Pulzar $7.95 + buy, eat breakfast inside building I paid 9.50 for breakfast. then buy my half heel black shoes for $34.66.  I wear it now going to a party.  Jude will pick me.  Gloria go early to help the preparation.  Judy pick me + Louie Don is with us also.  Watch TV while waiting for Judy.  I dress up.  Left Concord 4:00 p.m. to Brentwood Tom Torlakson party for Supervisor, lots of food, drink we ate dinner, left home at 8:00 p.m. arrived Concord 8:40 p.m. go to bed + sleep.  Gloria still there to help cleaning the place she arrived home 9:30 p.m.

April 25, 1992 – Saturday

19 Sep

Wake up 6:30 p.m. Take a bath dress up, cut finger nails read newspaper, drink hot chocolate + toast, 12:00 eat lunch take a nap, crochey 4:00 no cooking all go outside to eat with Dumpit family, make letter to Judy mail it Monday. 4:00 p.m. go to restaurant to eat dinner, Don host the dinner $125.66 for 9 people.  Go home at passed by Thimex where Michelle work. home at 9:00 p.m. + go to bed + sleep.

April 18, 1992 Saturday

18 Sep

exercise, eat breakfast, take a bath, dress up, cut finger nails, make potatoe salad for Easter.  afternoon go to Livermore to Cesar’s house to go to Fil Am. organization fiesta.  12:00 a.m. eat lunch, take a nap, watch TV – read newspaper 4:00 cook rice, fried ham for dinner, 6:00 eat dinner, cake ice cream 6:30 p.m. Lindo, Fil Crystal + Leslee, arrived 7:00 p.m. Don eat dinner here, they play poker, Louie, Don, Al + Marty.  I go to bed 9:00 p.m. + sleep.  I received a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers from Carlos, Norma + Michelle, I’m so happy.

April 11, 1992 – Saturday

18 Sep

Wake up 6:30 a.m. take a bath, dress up eat breakfast, exercise, wash dishes watch TV, crochey, 12:00 a.m. eat lunch take a nap, eat food I cooked yesterday. 12:00 a.m. eat lunch, take a nap, read magazine, 6:30 p.m. eat dinner, Crystal + Leslee comes, Jen pick them at Pitsburgh, sleep here, they went to carnival, come back early.  Louie, Gloria went with Judy + Don, outside.  Don eat here, he likes sinigang beef with sitao.  I went to bed at 9:00 p.m.  Mike + Sandy came over too.