All I wanted was SAFFRON’S and HOWARD.

January 21, 1964 Tuesday SAFFRON club night

Fosters, cold rainy day in LA. Finally got to drive to school. Was real scared in History, because the teacher handed back term-papers. (I didn’t do one.) I’m going to have to take history over. Sooooo scared. Finals are next week. Thought about Howard all day. I swear to God I love him and I pray more than anything we’ll go steady and won’t hurt me. But I really think he likes me. He sure got hot Sunday. He was sweating so much, but nothing bad happened. Club night. Drove Nancy and Patty to meeting. Talked to Bill Willis and Paul Mally. They don’t think I should go out with a Jewish boy. It isn’t right I know, it wouldn’t work out in the end. But all I wanted was SAFFRON’S and HOWARD.

Side Note: I had gone to a private Lutheran School from Pre-School through 7th grade. My parents were hell-bent against Howard and I getting serious. Their excuse was he was too old for me, but I knew it was because he was Jewish. Most all my best friends at Culver were Jewish and I lived in a 98% Jewish neighborhood in BLAIR HILLS, of course I was attracted to Jewish boys. Especially if they were big, gorgeous SURFERS.

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