July 20, 1964, Monday. Saw Byron’s car at the beach, but didn’t get to see him.
The Pool Men started our Pool today!!! Drove the T-Bird to pick up Sandy and go to Toes, Jack was there and it was the first time Sandy and Jack saw each other since they broke up. They didn’t know what to do or say. We played records in Garry’s house, than went to D&W’s. Almost died when I saw Byron’s car. We parked and waited for him to come up. Sandy wanted to leave. I was so sad because I didn’t get to see him. We went to Tito’s, than I took Sandy to work at 5:00 and stayed and tried on clothes until 9:00, until she was done with work. I got some Capri’s and a blouse. Went to her house and hung out for a while.
Only one of my friend’s had a pool, Lauri up the hill, in Blair Hills and our cousin’s Al and Jean in the San Fernando Valley. My dad had promised us a pool for years and now that his Maybelline Stock was paying higher dividends we finally broke ground on our new pool. That was one of the happiest day’s ever in 1964.
My parents had a gun metal gray 1960 T-Bird, with red interior and a great radio. When they were in the right mood, they let me take it cruising… when that happened, my friends and I hit all the spots where we might make the scene and look cool.
Playing 45’s and record albums was a way to show off your new sounds and keep everyone up on the newest music, which usually meant a stop at the record store on the way home.
A & W in Culver City was a hot spot to be seen in a cool car.
And for the best Tortilla Chips in town Tito’s was the place pop in and meet cool guys.
It was crazy to shop in one store for 4 hours, but because I tried on everything and talked to all the kids who came in to see Sandy Block, I lounged at “Gossip Central” the Hub for what was happening Summer of 64.
Click on picture to see the Artwork done by my friend and great Surfer, Carl Hjermind
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