Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee

Cold. Cloudy. Lillian Creekman (Clay’s sister) died yesterday of pneumonia. The funeral was this morn at 10:00. Almost everyone went, including teachers. We had two study halls in morn. Typed during one. Grand rush to try and finish “House of 7 Gables” by tomorrow. Every other line almost contained the word Death or some reference to it. I thought I’d scream. I’m so afraid of death! Mary isn’t. After school we had a talk. She’s going to try and do lots better. Finally, after waiting ages for Mary at night she and William came and we attended meeting of Book-Worms Club at school. Mrs. Bunch reviewed “How to Read a Book.” Fun. Refreshments. Home late.