Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-Four

Entry Twenty-Four

Friday, January 24                                           Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Brought my autograph book to school. Robert put in that I was the most, sweetest girl, he knows. Isnt that wonderful. Uncle Ruby & Aunt Selma came over & brought me a wrist watch.


Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Twenty-One

Entry Twenty-One

Tuesday Sun., January 21                                   Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went to the show with Jean. Came home had dinner, packed a little, & then went to bed.


Gosh, just one more week of school.

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.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Ten

Entry Ten

Friday, January 10                                              Weather marked as Rainy

Dear Diary,

We had joint homeroom today & we got our A9 pins. We had co-ed dancing today in the Cafe. I found what Nefarious & Myopsis mean. Arthur Hernandez invited us girls to his party Friday. I have a chance to baby-sit with Ilene or go to the Little Theater. Packed some things.

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.