September 26, 1964, Saturday. Howard pulled the trick of the year on me…I hate him!
Decorated for the Saffron Tea all day. Tried to make it look like a Jungle. It looked ugly to us, but we left anyway. When we got to Sandy’s, Howard called and said, I was going to the dance with him, as if I was expecting him to call. I wouldn’t talk to him. Sandy and I went shopping, but when we got back, Howard was there. I ran into the bathroom and locked the door, refusing to talk to him. Sandy told him I wouldn’t see him, but he wouldn’t leave. He actually expected me to go to a party with him, but, I wouldn’t come out. Sandy said to him, “I don’t blame her, after all the things you said about her.” He was never so mad, his face turned red and he said they were all just rumors. He left so humiliated. I hate him..who could he actually think I’d go out with him at the last minute. We made sandwiches for the Tea all night.
Tried to make the Saffron a Jungle theme, but I was so upset I couldn’t get my heart into it. Also I was the Club Entertainer and had a lot of pressure on me to come up with a great performance by tomorrow.
Howard and I met when I was 15 and he was 19. We tried to make it work, but my parents hated him and after going around and around for two years, I hated him too. I guess the problem was I was under age and wouldn’t sleep with him, but he wouldn’t give up. I finally just wanted him to go away.
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