Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee

Lovely rain, quite cool. Gave our cowboy songs program in English. Gave two candy bars as prizes. Third period we missed Latin ’cause all high school went in the library to hear a Mr. Bill La Rue, who had been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa. He was a fine looking man — not old. He had been on an oil ship which was struck by two torpedoes (German) and had to float around in a lifeboat for five days. Wasn’t that romantic. It happened around last Christmas. He had a sense of humor and made it so interesting. Out late at noon so we walked home with Helen in the rain. So lovely. Got grade cards in afternoon. Made B- in typing. Heavens! Mother called Miss Alford and she’s going to look up my grades and see what happened. Practiced in afternoon. At night, Mom, Dad, and I went to the shows. It wasn’t open when we got there so I went to the Webbo and talked with Mary for awhile. Then to Princess. George and his mother came in and I sat near them. Saw Mickey Rooney in “Young Tom Edison.” Very good. George and I walked home. Felt wonderful. Be glad when summer comes. Somehow I didn’t want to think at night. Terrible not to want to think.