Dec 4, 1966 - Sunday
I always disliked going to school but now
that we've started basketball in gym, I dislike it even more. For some
reason I can do good in every sport but, when it comes to basketball, I'm
pitiful. I get out on the court and screw things up, drop the ball, and make
myself look like a prize fool.
Its not been so bad in the past because
there's usually someone else as bad as me but this year I seem to be all
alone. Misery likes company but I'm afraid I'll have to suffer alone this
decorations have begun to spring up around town. All along Orange Avenue the
trees are decorated with lights and in the center of town, the big Christmas
tree is all lit up. The Del Coronado is full of all sorts of lights and
spite of all these things it's terribly hard to get in the Christmas spirit.
The temperature still gets up to 70 degrees occasionally. Besides that, I'm
getting older and I don't look forward to Christmas as much as I used to.
Our family seems to be splitting up and you can't have much fun all alone.
Here I go feeling sorry for myself again.
We did put up a nativity scene which we made
out of boxes and straw. In spite of all the bickering and arguing that goes
into setting it up, it always turns out to be a very good decoration. Mother
also has many dishes and ceramic figures that she has made especially for
the Christmas holidays.
I've noticed that besides a Christmas tree,
other people hardly bother at all with Christmas decorations , so I feel
lucky that I have a family that appreciates the Christmas season.
My grandmother is coming this year for
Christmas all the way from Philadelphia so we should have a pretty good