December 5, 1964, Saturday
Went to work at Jack’s Ranch Market . I’m getting to hate this job! Tonight was another big night for me! I did absolutely nothing! Pearl and I stayed at her house and listened to sad records and read sad stories until we cried. Then, we actually boxed with boxing gloves…Big night huh? Well that’s what you do when you’re so popular! I must be the ugliest, most unpopular girl in the world.
December 5, 1964, Sunday. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, first aired tonight and we all loved it.
Went to work again. I don’t know how I can get up so early on weekends, but I do it. There was a special Saffron meeting today for the Saffron Breakfast. Only a hand full of kids showed up. We hardly got a thing done – But picked one play. We decided to do “The Littlest Ho-dad,” taken from the Children’s book, “The Littlest Angel.” Out of all the choices we had, including “Christmas in Toyland with the Adams Family,” (my original idea,) “Walking Ugly Meets the Dancing Dwarf” and “The Night Before Christmas.” The club expects so much from me, but doesn’t offer any assistance. I have all the weight of writing, directing, acting and making the costumes for everybody. That’s a lot of weight on my shoulders right now.
When it comes time for Jesus to be born on Earth, the Littlest Angel gives his precious box to the Baby, but he is worried that God will think his gift too humble. However, God is pleased indeed, and transforms the box into the Star of Bethlehem. I plan to rewrite it using a little Rebel, a Ho-dad, instead of an angel. It should be really good, if I get help. (ho-dad. a nonsurfer who spends time at beaches masquerading as a surfer.)
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