This Summer everyone would be at Toes in Play Del Rey, or the Wall, in Santa Monica

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.

saffrons rule the wall

The Wall at the Santa Monica Beach, 1964

saffrons Rule the beach\

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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