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???)

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Bubie gave me a beautiful Mezuza for graduation.

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

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.