Diary Entries for : May 1976
Went nans in morning. Watched Man UTD get beat 1-0 against Southampton in FA cup final in afternoon. Bernie and Howard came at night went Manchester Airport watching planes in Bernie’s car. After got some chips and went in Tayle’s till about 10.30.
Revised in morning. Stayed in in afternoon watched tele. Mum and dad went out at night. I stayed in on my own, went bed before they came back.
Had Geog paper 1 in afternoon. It was easier than I thought it was. Finished school early revised a bit at night. Got the maths paper that will make me or break me, the dreaded maths 2 tomorrow.
Had maths paper 2 in morning, it was hard. Had Geography paper 2, and that was easy. Not seen anything of Catherine. Went home from school early now exams have started so don’t see them at home time anymore. Not that she cares but I do.
Had Chemistry exam in morning. Did no lessons in afternoon. Went nans at night on way back saw Cathy and co outside the Stocks with these lads. I was dead sick. They went in shop and I walked in, they said, Here’s Gary, I went very red.
Had no exams did no lessons today, stayed at school all day doing nothing. Seen a girl better than Catherine, she’s taking my mind off her. Cut hedge outside our house at night.
Had no exams today, very hot day. Did no lesson at all. Nearly had to go Vicky Park doing discus and running but had Guardians, couldn’t go. Walked home with some 3rd year girls*. We were on the toes of the Fab Four. I should have asked her about Cath but didn’t think of it at the time. She’s my link from now on. * Cath Dodds and Shirley Coulson
Went town in morning got some oil painting board. Went nans for dinner. Dad took me home. Started a painting of a face and finished it. It’s not up to my usual standard, so it’s a failure even though it’s good, but second class genius’s don’t like to fail. Never went out at night.
Stayed in all day very boring. Did that oil painting in morning. Mum and dad went out at night. In on my own, very boring.
Had maths paper 3 all morning. Did hardly anything in afternoon. Gordon came went disco it was crowded. Very boring one, I wonder why Cathy never goes, she’s never been yet. That other girl’s had her hair cut could hardly recognise her, she never went disco either.