Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Five

Entry Twenty-Five

Saturday Thurs., January 25        Weather marked as Clear, and annotated Hot.

Graduation Day. Page Dec. 32

Dear Diary,

As I write this, I still can’t believe that I have graduated and that tomorrow is the last day of Jr. High, Belvedere, Robert, friendships and teachers. It seems strange that we’re going to move & we are packing and cleaning & more packing. Today during graduation I looked at the kids & it didn’t seem possible that I would never see them again after tomorrow. Eliseo sat in front of me & as I looked at the back of his neck & thought of all the fun I’ve had with him & with all the other kids & I felt sad at the thought of leaving all of them & yet excited of meeting new friends. Golly I wish I could start Belvedere over again & yet I’m glad its over. Tomorrow ought to be interesting.

From a Special Data page in the back of the diary is this list of

Things I Got for Graduation:

Mom: New outfit

Aunt Roz – Uncle Al: Beautiful earring & pin set, also a real cute card

Arthur Hernandez: real cute card

Bubie: mazuza & chain

Aunt Clara, Uncle Nat, & Norman: $5.00

Uncle Ruby, Aunt Selma, Ilene, Toby: watch

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Ten

Entry Ten

Friday, January 10                                              Weather marked as Rainy

Dear Diary,

We had joint homeroom today & we got our A9 pins. We had co-ed dancing today in the Cafe. I found what Nefarious & Myopsis mean. Arthur Hernandez invited us girls to his party Friday. I have a chance to baby-sit with Ilene or go to the Little Theater. Packed some things.