June 11, 1964. Dave Kendal’s 18th Birthday.
Wore my watch to school, it was first day of Finals, so we got out of school at 12:30. and went to the beach – to the WALL – in Santa Monica. I felt so out of place in my bikini, I had to lay on my stomach because I’m so fat. We came home and I ate so much of my Birthday cake. I didn’t go to Drama class because I had to study for History. I’m getting so tan!! I only wish I could lose 10 lbs. Going shopping for bathing suits with the money Granddaddy gave me for my Birthday. Got to bed about 11:30.
The Wall at the Santa Monica Beach, 1964
Surfer’s coming out of the water at Santa Monica Beach, 1964.
Summer was here and everyone I knew would be at Toes in Play Del Rey, or the Wall, or Station 2, near the Fun Zone in Santa Monica. All my friends had new Summer Bikinis, a golden brown tan and Sun bleached hair by September… when we would at last be Seniors at Culver City High School.
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