Oops, I forgot something

By LA-jan - March 18, 2013

As I started the year of 1942, I was so excited to get started
with her New Year that I forgot one very important page!

The front cover!

 This is such a fun cover! I love that she "titled" her year!
This was a young lady who was so excited about her life
she just couldn't stand NOT to share it, even if only in her
diary. And, really, if you keep a diary, now, don't you know one
day it will be read!
Check out the notation above the calendar! She circled the happiest days of her
life so far. Take note and you might want to use this page as reference!

So, on with the "Wild Year"!
We are now into February . . .

Helen, flipping a dime to see who she'll see tonight! Ha!
Are soldiers' a "dime a dozen" and so plentiful?
She gets her due! Dad doesn't let mom and Dorothy go out,
and Helen has a terrible time!
Can you imagine, not enough soldiers and the officers go tell
the soldiers to show up at the dance so the girls have
a good time! Nice guys, getting out of bed
to show up so the girls have fun! Everyone does their

Did I tell you I found her shorthand books? Do you think I'll ever be
able to decipher her "sho."?

I'm a little confused. "Sr. called and I told her and now I'm glad
it's all over." Did she not want the job? 
Mom taking "charge" of the phone, LOL, and "no wonder
she has a headache"!

Whoa, such a lot going on, no wonder the girls are getting sick!
Gee "stacks of soldiers"! And they missed out!

So, did you know DST, originally enacted in 1918, but found to be a
"contentious" idea and repealed in 1919, was reinstated in 1942 with
the War Time Act in January and instituted on Feb. 9, 1942, with the purpose
to conserve energy resources. It remained in effect
until the end of the war in 1945, when it ended. Until 1966, it didn't exist!

I've been trying to find some mention of all the soldiers camping out at 
Griffith Park. I can't find anything, yet. It really must have been amazing!

Not sure what she meant by " drove out to Curtiss-Wright"
"During World War II, Curtiss-Wright produced 142,840 aircraft engines, 146,468 electric propellers and 29,269 airplanes". Must have employed many "Rosie the riveters".
 It was based in New York and had manufacturing
plants in Ohio and Kentucky and Missouri, so not sure of the reference unless
this is not the same thing.

Poor Helen's just not having the luck! Sick with a cold, then gets stuck
with a fella she doesn't like and to top it off, gets stuck on the phone
with him for an hour and fifteen minutes! Maybe she shouldn't
have been so cavalier earlier!
"He's got it bad and that ain't good"!


(taken on what is now, our front lawn!)

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