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-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 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 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 Eighteen

Entry Eighteen

Saturday, January 18                                           Weather marked as Rain.

Dear Diary,

Got report cards today this is my best yet. Got into “active”

Social Studies     AEE    Mr. Faulk

English              BSS    Miss Thompson

Drama               AEE    Miss Sellers

Math                 AEE    Miss Hancock

Phys. Ed.           ASS    Mrs. Crosby

Spanish             BSS    Mrs. Nicholson

I think I should have gotten A in English, no complaints other wise. The ‘Love- Bug” is coming along very nicely. About the A9 party & Robert asking me to it–he didn’t.  Took a bath & went to bed early. Hope it won’t rain tomorrow.

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).