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 Fourteen

Entry Fourteen

Tuesday, January 14                                                Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Jean & me went to the show. Saw Joan of Ark it was pretty good. Gosh Diary, it doesn’t seem possible that in 2 weeks I’m graduating & moving. I feel kindda empty inside.

Editorial Note:

Here is a video montage made from Ingrid Bergman’s Joan of Arc directed by Victor Fleming (1948) seen by Lois on this date in 1951: