Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee

Bright blue sky, glorious wind. Not cold. Mary not at school all day. Mary Louie back. She got locked in Home Ec room and was 45 minutes late to music lesson. Mrs. Marsh was hopping (mad!). After school, Ruth and Helen went over to Mary’s with me to take her lessons. She was lying on the couch in the living room. We teased and talked for a few minutes and had fun. As we were leaving (Helen and Ruth had gone outside), Mary said, “You’ve been so sweet just now, Pat” and I leaned down and kissed her, Diary. She is so dear. I have the queerest feeling that this is the beginning of the end. Nearly blew away going home. Glorious! At night listened to “Johnny Apollo” and knitted. Pop heard prize fight — lasted one and a fraction rounds. Joe Lewis winner as usual. Letter from Margaret S. and McCall’s.