Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee

Beautiful, bright, quite cold. In English I gave my story report. Forgot to give the point. Help! History test. Sorta hard. Grace absent. I sat in her seat. Latin so dull. Harold confessed at noon that he hated Latin and didn’t like to sit and talk so much. I’m sorry, but I really don’t like Miss Goodwin anymore. Changed typewriters. I’m right next to Mary L. now at a Royal. Oh! In study hall I copied my story. Junior play cast met after school for first reading. Couldn’t stay because music lesson. At said lesson, Marshy again congratulated me. I went to library afterwards and got a book. Met Grace, Mildred, Anne, Margie, and Dorothy S. So nice to know people. I am Lucy in the play instead of grandma. Came home and studied. Named story “Veni, vidi, non Vice.” Product of Mom’s imagination. Pap home. About 7:00, Mom, Dad, George and I left for movies. Mom and Dad went to Webbo to see “Foreign Correspondent” while George and I went to Princess. Sat with three of George’s cronies. Saw “Santa Fe Trail” with Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan as George Custer, Olivia de Havilland as Kit, and Raymond Massey as John Brown. Very good — made me think and try to decide for the 100th time. Home late. Fun today.