I went out with Dick tonight and his ‘49 Ford Convertible to a drive-in movie and saw some crummy pictures. I don’t like him anymore. Talk about being a mad lover, well he isn’t it. When I go to a drive-in I like to neck & really go to town, but all he did was hug me and bore me stiff. I think he kissed me all in all three whole times and he is a bum necker anyway. He says he is going to come around on Saturday but he’s living in a pipe dream if he thinks I am going to go out with him again. I can’t help it if I am one lovable girl & I need lots of loving. I guess that’s why I liked Pinky so much because he was one great kisser.
Friday January 4, 1952
Went roller skating to The Moonlight tonight with Mary Alice. She fell but flat 2 times in all. I laughed my fool head off. Danced with a lot of guys & had a gay old time.
I called up Dick today and told him not to come over Saturday as I had to work. Oh man what a lie, but as I don’t like him anymore I don’t want him hanging around. Buella came over tonight also, with Frank and some other guy. Frank is a little old, they make a real cute couple I think.
Sat. Jan 5, 1952
Went to confession tonight and then stayed overnight with Betty Jo.
Sun. January 6. 1952
Spent all afternoon with Betty Jo. The more I see of her the better because she is leaving in a couple of months. Man I sure will miss her. After all, we are best friends.
Went and visited Mary Alice today.
Dear Men: Since the beginning of time, all women have feminine wiles (or manipulations) built in to who they are as women. You will never escape! Oh, they can be used for good…or for bad. They are little girl games women play which exert their power and influence over you, most times you will never know what hit you. Remember Eve was the one persuaded by the devil to take the apple, yet Eve turned around and convinced her husband Adam to partake in this rebellion against God, which ultimately resulted in our fallen human nature. From this first instance in time we can clearly see the complex feminine power that God bestowed on woman.
Here Vilma was using this poor boy for her own pleasure, she then tossed him to the side when she did not get the level of affection she desired. Sometimes she grew pretty good at the art of female persuasion, other times she felt the weight of her guilt for using men for her own desires. It was always a battle against her fallen human nature and her faith. She knew all too well that she was playing with the fire of love & lust. And when you play with fire, you'll eventually get burned. Therefore a good confession was in order…. for the time being.
Where is Betty Jo going?
Back in the 1950’s unwed pregnant girls were sent off to maternity homes in their final months of pregnancy. Maternity housing in the 1950’s gave women a place where they could go to escape the stigmas associated with unwed pregnancies. This may have been a better place for Betty Jo anyway, as her own home life was a mess. After her mother passed away from a sudden illness two years earlier, her father began to turn to the bottle. In Betty Jo’s delicate condition, she really needed her mother in this moment of her life, unfortunately her father just could not fill the role of both mother and father. Once the stability of her family was broken, Betty Jo was longing to replace the love that her parents once gave her….but in all the wrong places. So she found her way into the arms of a man willing to give her some sort of relationship. Dannie, her twenty-something boyfriend was in no position to care for her, still being married himself. However he claims to love her and the baby and he is in the process of getting a divorce, so in the meantime off to the maternity home she will go.