April 26, 1964, Sunday. All Howard has to do is apologize to me and I’d be his again. Dave can’t take his place.
Whole family went to Jean and Al’s. I stayed home and slept. Got up and called Bonnie. We went to the beach and saw Howard’s car, it was still in the same place as last night. Talked to Greg, Don, Dean, Gary, Terry and Pam. Dave left just before I came. He had a bad cold last night. Bonnie and I laid on the beach a while, but nobody was there so we left. Howard’s car was gone. We drove to the Valley to Jean and Al’s house. Drove my cousin Nancy somewhere. I got in a fight with Mom and Dad, because I need money for gas to get back home. They gave ma a dollar. Jean was a bitch, she told me how bad I looked. I came home and washed my hair and listened to sad records and thought of Howard and Dave.
In 1964 you could buy gas for your car at .25 a gallon in most states in America. A quarter was made mostly silver at that time. Today if you have a 1964 quarter it’s worth about $2.50….. while a 2013 quarter is worth only 25 cents, because it has so little silver in it. 4 quarters in 1964 bought 4 gallons of gas making the value of a dollar at that time at least $10.00 by today’s standards.
Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely
This was one of my favorite crying songs in 1964. Today I’m crying because gas prices where I live are close to $3,79 a gallon. I guess I should be investing in SILVER.