Monthly Archives: April 2014

First day back at Culver City High School during the Mad Men era

  September 15, 1964. Tuesday. Went to parties tonight at UCLA. Byron is still going steady Well, today was the first day of school. It was fun seeing the whole gang and my teachers seem pretty good… After school I … Continue reading

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Summer with my Best Friend is over, school starts tomorrow

September 14, 1964, Monday. Went shopping for school clothes. Pearl had to go home. Sad day, Pearl had to go home because school starts tomorrow. Granddaddy gave me $75.00 to get some clothes. I shopped until 7:00 and got seven … Continue reading

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Having no responsibilities in 1964, made it fun pretending to be independent.

  September 13, 1964, Sunday Drove to the Valley to go to Bob’s Big Boy, but didn’t find a boy for me. Slept until 1:00. Pearl had to go home because there was a Saffron work day at her house. … Continue reading

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National Lampoon’s “Animal House” was like the night we spent at UCLA’s Frat-Parties

┬áSeptember 12, 1964, Saturday. Got locked out of Nana’s Appartment at 3:30 am. Almost called Howard for help. Got up and went to the pool. Had to take my little sister and brother, Billee and Preston. Tried to get a … Continue reading

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UCLA’s Fraternity Row was the place to be seen in the Fall of 1964

September 11, 1964. Friday Pearl and I have our own apartment for a week. Went shopping with Pearl, my sister Donna and her friend Teri Thompson and my little brother Preston. Grandaddy gave us each $20.00 to lay away stuff. … Continue reading

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Obsessed with sewing wrap-around skirts, on my Mom’s new Singer Sewing Machine

  September 9, 1964, Wednesday. Went to the show. Cut out one of my skirts, an orange jean material, wrap-around, than laid out in the sun until 3:00 and went back and worked on the skirt. Doctor Jenson, came over … Continue reading

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Watching the amazing old 1937 movie “The Good Earth” always makes me cry

  September 8, 1964, Tuesday. Club Night. Pearl and I went shopping and I bought material to make skirts. Shopped all day, was so tired, came home and ate! Than picked up my sister Donna and her friend Dianne S. … Continue reading

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We called Nana, “Camille,” because like a hypochondriac she suffered from nervous conditions

  September 7, 1964, Monday. Felt better at last. Did my hair and got dressed. Very sad, not only have I been sick half the Summer, but I lost my tan taking 4 baths a day. Mary and Granddaddy came … Continue reading

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If I only had the perfect boyfriend my life wouldn’t be so sad!

  August 30, 1964, Sunday. Had a temperature of 104 degrees Was sick all day. I wonder if Howard is as sick as I am. He got mad at me last night because I acted so dumb at Denny’s. Like … Continue reading

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The Westchester California band was known as the Crossfires in 1964, before becoming The Turtles.

  August 29, 1964, Saturday. I was with Howard and was at the dance with the Crossfires in Westchester. Was sick all day, but finally went to our family friend’s the Whieler’s for the night. I went to the dance … Continue reading

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