November 24, 1964, Tuesday
After school I went to the Saffron meeting. We all got in real trouble because, we invited Joan Swore, of Joan Swore Dance Studio, without asking permission from our Sponsor, Mrs. Quartes. The President of the Lions Club, Mr. Berry, (The Lyons Club is the official Sponsor of Saffrons,) told us we better watch it!! He can be mean! We also fought over Hell Night. I don’t want to have it this weekend because, Sandy, Dianne and I are going to San Diego. But, we still decided to have it. I doubt if I will be able to go no, because the Crossfires are playing Saturday at the Westchester Rec Dept. and I want to go because everybody will be there!
Mrs. Quartes is the lady in the center of the picture. She was always easy with us, her daughter was the girl on the left end, top row. I’m in the second row, left side, on the end.
Mrs. Quartes was married to a member of the Lions Club, so she was the housemother so to speak. She kept us following the rules by the book, with a gentle hand.
The Crossfires were the best band in Westchester and would cut a hit record in 1965 and rename themselves The Turtles. I wanted to go to the dance, because Byron Ferguson would be there and I was determined to get him or die. But, Saffrons had rules and if I broke them I could be in trouble. Besides my sister Donna was Pledging and how can I miss her Hell Night!
The TURTLES ~ “IT AIN’T ME BABE” 1965
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