Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Nine

Entry Twenty-Nine

Wednesday Mon., January 29                           Weather marked as Rain.

First Day of High School

Dear Diary,

Got up 5:30 A.M. this morning & arrived at Roggie at 8:25. I felt very out of place in my 2nd period (Spanish). I’m the only B10. There’s nothing to say it was alright except I felt so darn out of place. I’m staying over Roggies for a few days.


Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Seven

Entry Twenty-Seven

Monday Sat, January 27                                    Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

I haven’t mentioned it but for the last few days I’ve had a bad cold & sore throat so today I spent half the day packing & half in staying in bed. I’m very anxious about Monday – starting a new school a new house – new friends.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Six

Entry Twenty-Six

Sunday, January 26                                           Weather marked as Clear.

Last day of My Junior High School Days

Dear Diary,

What can I put down? That I’ll miss Belvedere? That I’ll miss the kids or the teachers? or Robert? After a while I’ll forget, but yet I don’t want to forget. Today I didn’t feel like crying but then while I was looking for Robert Mirvich[?] to say good-by I bumped into Manuel Rocco & he told me that Robert had already gone. I don’t know why but it just struck me funny & I started to cry hysterically. I’ll get over him but why is it that when at last I found someone who would love me as much as I loved him (& he does love me) then I have to move. When I was saying good buy to Manuel Aranda we hugged each other. Boy can he hug if he were only a little bit taller I could go for him. Good By Belvedere.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Two

Entry Twenty-Two

Wednesday, January 22                                        Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Today Harriet & I were walking through the hall & I was telling Harry I was disappointed because Robert didn’t come to school when Robert came down the stairs with big “Hello” & grins form me!! I said hello & walked on, Harry looked at me & said, “Lois! Your face is real red.” (I wonder if I really like him or if its just a silly infatuation???)


Bubie gave me a beautiful Mezuza for graduation.


Practiced marching our graduating today. Robert sits 3 rows behind me. Went to Sears with Dad & Butch.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-One

Entry Twenty-One

Tuesday Sun., January 21                                   Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went to the show with Jean. Came home had dinner, packed a little, & then went to bed.


Gosh, just one more week of school.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty

Entry Twenty

Monday, January 20                                           Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Nothing much today. Hal called. Went ushering at Phil. Saw the annual Folk Dance Festival it was pretty good. Harry slept over.

Editorial Note:

On this day in 1951, Lois went to the Los Angeles International Folk Dance Festival which was begun by Irwin Parnes in 1947. Held annually in the old Philharmonic Auditorium, the Festival  finally ended in 1989 with one last dance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. To read more about Parnes and his passion, please click HERE for a 1989 Los Angeles Times article written by Cathy Curtis with more details.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Nineteen

Entry Nineteen

Sunday Fri., January 19                                      Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

The A9 party was a success (I guess, I didn’t notice Robert didn’t come to school). Angel was my partner (the rat). At 3:05 on the dot he left, when did we start the dancing? 3:05. Boy! I was burnt. I gitter buged with Richard Samboa, he’s very nice. The play was very good especially the love sceans. Oh god! why didn’t Andy ask me to dance??? Manuel???? went over Dorothy & Jimmies. Elaine & Henry were there we had a good time–all 4 of them are wonderful!!!!!

P.S. Everyone looked good!!!!! me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I danced with Joe, Manuel, Richard, Armando?

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Seventeen

Entry Seventeen

Friday Wed., January 17                      Weather marked as Clear, and annotated Cold.

Dear Diary,

All the kids like my hair (except Elesa who insists on calling me baldy). Went to Dr. Cornelius to get a check-up. I don’t have to have corection any more. Angel, Mrs. Sellers & I rehearsed the “love” scean [scene] in “Love-Bug”. Ummm it was nice. Robert hasn’t asked me to the A9 party yet (hear’s hoping).