Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty-Six

Entry One Hundred Twenty-Six

Thursday, June 5                  Weather marked half Clear, half Cloudy.

Dear Diary,

Enclosed is a cigerette. Tommy Meng, Tommy Beattes, Erwin Friestein, Audrey Silverstone, Art Grinky, Lois Jelin (myself), Jimmy Grey & Marian Holman. (3 girls, 5 boys) Erwin, me and Tommy B sat in front. We went to the beach. Tom M., Me, Aud Marr ditched all day, the others 5 + 6. We went to Bolis (which opened today) for lunch. We also went to Erwin’s house. We had a real fine time. We had a chicken fight. Tom M. & Art against Erwin & me. After that they buried me. Oy Oy Oy Neyez Mire. We made pyrimeds & Erwin sprayed me with the water 5 million times. My [illegible] kept falling.

Editorial Note:

Seen below is the 1953 class photograph of Lois’ friend, Audrey. Who knew such nice looking girls would ditch school to hang out with a bunch of boys at the beach?!

Audrey Silverstone, Van Nuys Senior High Class of 1953



Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty-Three

Entry One Hundred Twenty-Three

Monday Sat., June 2                        Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went to Beauty Salon & got my hair cut & etc.

Senior Prom. It was fine except—first of all I looked real cute. The other girl was Elaine (the girl Bob took to Lynns party) she’s real nice. We had a nice time at the Prom we left after 11:00 and when to a naughty 90 show which was naughty & to the Flamingo. Art (going home) infact all night he wouldn’t let up kissing that is. Then after we took Elaine home I pretended I was sleeping & Art petted. It was frightening & yet soothing. I’m all mixed up. I should have said something but I couldn’t. He started to un-zipper my dress so I pretend to wake-up. If possible—I’ll never go out with Art again—I’m afraid.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty

Entry One Hundred Twenty

Friday, May 30                      Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went swimming with Audrey & Barbara. Tommy was there so was Art Grinby, they threw me in. I had a wonderful time. Butch did something to his toe. I’m real sore from horse-back riding. Tom came over & stayed a while. Walked to the pool. Only took bout 25 min.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Nineteen

Entry One Hundred Nineteen

Thursday Tues., May 29                  Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went Horseback riding with T.T. after wards we ate & sang around a fire. Audreys father took us to Temple. He looks much different than I thought. I’m very sore from the idiotic horse I was riding it was ready for the glue factory. It was an experience I hope never to forget. My horse’s name was Teddy.

Went miniature golf with kids—Erwin and etc got home at 1:20. Decorated for G.A.A. Spread.