Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee

Rather cloudy. Mild, wonderful Spring day. After music lesson, practiced about two hours — till dinnertime. Weather heavenly. Have Spring fever — very sleepy. In afternoon, Helen and I went to town twice. Picked up Ruth once and second time stopped at her house and rested. Washed and curled hair at night. Don’t know whether to go to Mary’s tomorrow or not. Helen still likes William — I can’t tell her what he said. Sorta wish Mary hadn’t told me. Fires all around — need rain. Oh, beautiful Springtime — I want you to be different — all your very own. Last night Mary told me that William said he thought Helen was too chasy and that he liked me better! Mum is the word.