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Diary Entries for : March 1976

Monday, 1st March 1976.

Not the best of days. Duane teases me about Mags, he obviously fancies her. Went Howard’s at night to get my records back, it was an excuse to see Sutch and Cath, but no Sutch luck. Never went out at night. Had a early night.

Tuesday, 2nd March 1976

Told Gordon if I wrote poems for him will he soften Catherine up for me, he said, yes. Watch has gone missing today reported it to teachers, got to make a list of possible suspects. The poems are really Lennon and McCartney compositions he doesn’t know this though. One has to use tact at a time like this

Wednesday, 3rd March 1976

Sue Inman said she found my watch on the floor at school but she left it at home. Gordon was chatting to CD on the way home from school last night he said she nearly said she wants to go out with me, he thinks she will say yes at the end of the week. He might only be saying that coz he knows I’m mad on her and he feels sorry for me. Mum and dad went out at night.

Thursday, 4th March 1976

Catherine’s been away for the last two days ill, probably flu, hope she gets better soon. Trust her to get ill at a time like this. Got my watch back this morning. It will be smashing if Catherine does want to go out with me coz I will turn her down coz it wouldn’t work. What I really want is to be her friend, a companion coz I’m really fond of her.

Friday, 5th March 1976

Catherine’s back at school today but nothing happened concerning me and her. Ronny* came at 6.30pm went school open evening doing art, people kept coming round saying my work was good, Sutchy and Joanne were there too admiring my work. Went Rave Cave. This kid* said to Sutch, Gaz Wernham’s looking for you, coz earlier I was asking him had he seen her, bet she thinks I fancy her now. * Ronny Risley * Ian Rollinson

Saturday, 6th March 1976

Stayed at nan Savage’s till 2pm waiting for nans clock to come in but it never. Went home stayed in all afternoon and night, not a very good day.

Sunday, 7th March 1976

Stayed in all day boring day Sunday is. Mum and dad went out at night. Went bed early to get Monday here quickly, funny as it sounds, but we all know why really.

Monday, 8th March 1976

Went disco on my own met loads of my mates, Harmen asked Sutch and Closey but they said no. Dean and Gordon said they asked Catherine for me and she almost said yes. Dean said he will ask her tomorrow it’s gunna be either yes or no, I wanna make this the last time. It’s gunna make me happy or sad.

Tuesday, 9th March 1976

Nothing happened at all concerning Catherine and I wonder if Dean asked her. I think she does like me up to a certain extent but she’s scared of telling anyone. I might ask Sutchy does Catherine like me if I see her on her own.

Wednesday, 10th March 1976

Today was a bit like yesterday, Sutchy keeps saying hello. Still fancy Catherine a lot though. It was one year ago tonight at a disco, I sent Tayle to ask Sutch for me and she turned me down. I was dead sick.

Diary of a Lovesick Teenager

Because this is a diary, it was written at the time and at no point are there any exaggerations, lies or anything that may be misleading, it is written with an honest, if naive hand due to the tender age of it’s author. It can be described as funny, a little sad in parts and reflects my thoughts at the time, but most of all it is an honest document that I hope above all will entertain and amuse.

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