Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Ninety-Two

Entry Ninety-Two

Friday My Birthday, May 2              Weather marked as Clear

Dear Diary,

Harvey can’t go Sat. nite so I guess (although I don’t want to) I’ll have to go with Bob. I got a telegram for my birthday a letter from Hal & some cards. Mom got me a gorgeous shirt & blouse & Bubie some meterial.

Went bowling. Had loads of fun sending notes to & from Birch (he was our pin boy) in the bowling balles. Hi Talent—we tied Manual Arts.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Eighty-Two

Entry Eighty-Two

Monday Sat., April 21                             Weather unmarked

Dear Diary,

Went to Dr. Cornelious (wore Aunt Selmas heels & boy do my feet feel awful) says my eyes improve some. Holidays.

Lynns Party. Harvey backed out of going last minute. “God damn it.” Some stupid guy “Tom” took his place. I look real wonderful with mascara, eye shadow & a sexy outfit. Jim took—Riley brought. It was a party where the guys dressed as gangsters & the gals as gun-molls. I won a revolver-lighter as a prise for getting closest in “pin the cigarette in the gangsters mouth.” It broke up at about 12:00 midnight. I sure wish Harvey Rootland would’ve gone. Darn!

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Thirty-Nine

Entry Thirty-Nine

Feb. 9                      Weather unmarked.

I’m all confused!

Refer to Feb. 8.

do I like Harvey or Hugh Sanders? or Mike or Dick Halen–gosh life is confusing or shoold I say love? Harveys nice–but then I don’t know him to well…& Hugh is nice too & feel comfortable in his company. He’s 6’ dark features hes 17 years of age & good looking–car too. Mike is a little young (15) other wise O.K. beeaauuttiffull eyes, Dick is different great womans man if he ever goes with a gal she sure will be treated royally–thats the kind of guy he is–he has twin brothers.

Dick was in Uncle Sid’s boy scout troop.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Thirty-Eight

Entry Thirty-Eight

Saturday Thurs., February 8                Weather unmarked.

Dear Diary,

Refer to April 22.

I know I shouldn’t cause its useless but I guess every girl likes someone whome she hasn’t a chance with. In my case its “Harvey Rootland.” he’s in my second period & is only one grade ahead of me is ‘bout 5’ 10” or 11” Black hair (or real dark brown) eyes–I don’t know…yet…! Hes real good looking and “my” type (at least I think so).

Editorial Note:

Here is a photograph of the dashing Harvey Rootland from his 1953 Van Nuys Senior High yearbook:

Harvey Rootland