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A deathbed vow to my grandmother, gave away the secret of my black wig

  October 5, 1964, Monday. Wore black wig to school People almost died, some liked it, some didn’t. I told them I cut my hair and they wouldn’t believe it, especially Lauri, Bonnie, Angie and Vicky, so by the end … Continue reading

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We’d always end up at the Jib at Toes. It was a Hub where Surfers and Beach Bunnies hooked up and made dates.

August 17, 1964, Monday. Took Billee and Preston to the show Lauri and I took my sister Donna and her friend Teri surfing, then drove to her beach … Station 2 at the Santa Monica Pier. I looked so ugly … Continue reading

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Had my picture taken for the LA Times, in a bathing suit for the Miss Culver City Contest

July 21, 1964. Shelia had a baby boyfriends Went to have pictures taken for the newspaper in a bathing suit. It’s for the Miss Culver City contest. Went to Bonnie’s. She just go back from her vacation. Waited so long … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Park at the Santa Monica Pier in 1964 was part of a Teenager’s California Dream

July 18, 1964, Saturday. Sal called. Can’t stand another sad night. Bryon doesn’t call. Went to the beach but it was cold, so my sister Donna and her friend Teri and I went to Pacific Ocean Park and ate, then … Continue reading

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So he say’s “What do I have to do, buy you a $10,000 ring!”

March 1, 1964, Sunday. Howard lies, and he still hasn’t told me he loves me. I haven’t told him either. Had to sleep on the couch, because Teri slept over. Drove her to Church. On the way, saw Marilyn. She … Continue reading

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Hell Night was Hell!!!

January 11, 1964, Saturday, TERRIBLE BUT WONDERFUL DAY HELL NIGHT!! Went to Vera Groom’s and worked in her backyard for two and a half hours (for torture.) But, was black tan when I came home.  Then I cleaned our backyard! … Continue reading

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Today was the last day to wear the same outfit.

January 9, 1964, Thursday, TIRED DAY Forgot to tell you, Ernie called me last night.  Told me Howard was out of jail, but has to go to court.  Almost late to school again.  Didn’t finish my homework.  Today was last … Continue reading

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I’ve been wearing the same dress for a week

January 8, 1964 Wednesday, OK Day. Had a big fight with Mommy in the morning. Elective Assembly today. Fell down and skinned my hands playing Basket Ball in the gym. Had to go in after school for help in shorthand. … Continue reading

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“Fred is such a sex fiend, but I like him because he puts me in my place”

January 5, 1964 When I finally got to sleep at Lauri’s, I dreamed I went to the prom with Fred.  Marty came over to see Lauri and when they were in the other room, I spelled out HOWARD, FRED, MIKE. … Continue reading

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Even the Baldwin Hills Flood Couldn’t Stop Me From Moving Like A Shark

January 4, 1964   THREE WEEKS AFTER THE FLOOD  ( AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR BLAIR HILLS,) on Saturday… I fell out of bed at 12:50 pm. Went over to Lauri’s at 2:30. Tried to think of a scheme to see … Continue reading

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