Jerry McClellan gave me a ride home from work tonight from the P. E. Station. He more or less asked me out and Mary Alice is just dying to go out with him. I have already gone out with him once but it was last year and his kisses were slobbery, but maybe they have improved by this time. Anyway, I don’t care to find out.
I am starting a pair of maroon, grey and dark blue argyles tonight for my brother Bobby, they are really choice.
Wednesday April 2, 1952
Got laid off at work today. I don’t mind one little bit, just think, sitting on my royal behind and getting $25 a week, well that is really living.
Thursday April 3, 1952
Went to the employment agency today and found out I don’t get paid a damn thing. I didn’t make $750 last year and also you have to work in a certain period of time. So I asked them when I get another job and if I get laid off in August, will I then have an income?
Friday April 4, 1952
Went to the dentist today. He says I really have a figure now, but I wear falsies. I’d like to clobber him one, I’m not kidding you. He hugs me and rubs my back and I told him to quit it, you are a married man with two kids, so cut the fooling around. I would very much like to smash him one!
Sunday April 6, 1952
Went to Griffith Park today with Jim and Floyd and his girlfriend Virginia. Tonight went over to Virginia’s to play cards with the guys. Man, I haven’t necked for two weeks and I am dying inside of me. I am particular who I kiss, and I don’t even let Jim put his arm around me.
Monday April 7, 1952
Went to the dentist again today and got a filling. Told him to quit fooling around or else I’d yank out his false teeth and throw them on the floor and stomp on them!
I finished Bobby’s one argyle today.
Tuesday April 8, 1952
Got a letter from Betty Jo today. She says for me to be a real good girl until she can come home and take care of me. Ha! She says the food isn’t so hot, so I made her some brownies tonight and answered her letter.
I bought a $17 bathing suit today (Catalina, dark blue, one piece) and man is it flawless looking. I just love it. I’m going to the beach on Saturday if you didn’t know, and my old bathing suit fits me like a sack.
As some of you know, there is nothing more horrible than the pain of a tooth’s nerve exposed and having to be hammered at. It’s a miserable feeling. Well, Vilma was in no mood to have to contend with this creep.
She could have easily been a pushover who wouldn’t have made that much of a fuss, but nooooo…. this is Vilma at her finest! One just has to admire how she is such a strong, confident young 17 year-old who is not afraid to stick it right back to him. She was not putting up with this married man with kids, and in her book that is strikes 1, 2 and 3!
If you’ll remember a few months back in this post here, poor Vilma had another toothache and we had a glimpse of the same dentist…and he was really quite the pervert there too. It begs the question, was this the only dentist in town? You probably didn’t have much of a choice back in 1952 though. Like the TV show Mad Men, I guess you had to deal with the womanizing Don Drapers of the dental world.
Maybe young women can learn a lesson from Vilma: if it’s not right say something! And for goodness sakes don’t fall for all the attention and mushy compliments! If he is doing this to Vilma, he’s just gotta be doing it to others.
He probably wasn’t a very good dentist anyway, as Vilma even reveals his secret: The dentist wears false teeth!