Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Ninety-Six

Entry Ninety-Six

Tuesday, May 6                   Weather marked as Clear

Dear Diary,

Came home from Lynns about 2:00. Bob called & then came over. He’s nice. The Greenbergs came over. Uncle Ruby & I had a talk about Frank & he things I wasn’t (too) wrong in being picked up by him or giving him my address. God damn!!! I can’t get Frank off of my mind. Its driving me crazy!!!!!!!! Gosh but Uncle ruby is wonderfully understanding. He’s my favorite.

Uncle Ruby explained to me why he thought I was right in doing what I did & why I was wrong in ding what I did. He says if he asks me out I could go (if Mom lets me.) Uncle explained how a sailor feels when in & out of uniform. Gosh but Uncle Ruby’s wonderful!

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

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Nine

Entry Nine

Thursday Teus, January 9                      Weather marked as half Clear, half Cloudy

Dear Diary,

Ate dinner over Jean’s & then watched Uncle Milty [sic] except Ken Murry [sic] took his place. Found out that Robert loves / or likes me very much me and the only reason he doesn’t do anything is he — cause I’m moving in two weeks & it would be useless to start anything.