Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Thirteen

Entry One Hundred Thirteen

Friday Wed., May 23                       Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Senior Play stunk. In the “mirror” (goosy’s) it said Harvey was engaged. My heart stopped when I saw that. Mom & I went down Ventura looking for a [illegible] formal for me. Saw a real purty one for $70. HAHAHA. Saw a white & gold one for $17. It was real pretty & I looked gorgeous in it except I couldn’t’ fill in the bust part. It was size 12 too. DAMN IT. Bob didn’t call.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twelve

Entry One Hundred Twelve

Thursday, May 22                Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Hal came over. Audrey, Me, Norman & Bill went to Ina Ray Hutton Show. I started out with Norman & ended with Bill. After he took Aud & Norm home but before he had to try things. He tried to neck and pet. He really had Russian hands & Roming fingers. He’s succeeded in kissing but not petting hardly. Gads he tried hard. Got home at 11:10.

Mr. Platner said to forget it.

Editorial Note:

Ina Ray Hutton was a blond bombshell with talent. In the 1930s she parlayed a successful run with her band, the all-female Melodears, into the refracted limelight of Bing Crosby in The Big Broadcast of 1936, a huge accomplishment for a woman of her time. Her eponymous show began filming in 1951, when Lois attended a taping, and was picked up by a major network in 1956; the featured clip below is from the very first episode of Hutton’s 1956 season.

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!