(Day 14) Kingtones Memoirs
February 19, 1964 (Wednesday)
I got up at 11 A.M. I was still upset about the way I was treated Tuesday night. I didn’t feel that anyone appreciated all the things that I had been doing for them: cook, clean, rent the TV, buy groceries, etc. So in retaliation, I put a new rule into effect. “Everyone had to make their own meal.” The boys thought that was hilarious. They laughed and laughed. This made me even angrier. I had to get out of there before I said or did something that I would regret later. I left and went to Fort Lauderdale for the day. I also made a stop at the Mai Kai Restaurant and explored the grounds. It was one of the most beautiful landscaped properties I had ever seen.
When I returned, I fixed supper for Mike and me. I fixed Mike’s dinner because he was sick. Bob and Phil went and ate at Royal Castle. Pete ate Mike’s leftovers. When Bob and Phil returned, Bob came in smoking a big cigar. I don’t know if he was trying to be funny, or if he was trying to upset me even more. He knew I didn’t care to have people smoke around me, and normally, Bob didn’t smoke. Pete then jumped in on this ‘festive’ moment and started singing “Shake It Up.” This was followed by a good old discussion about sex. They laughed and laughed.
I received two letters on that day. One was from Chick and one from my mother. Getting Chick’s letter helped me calm down inside. I really missed her. I felt, that at the present time, I was standing alone. Her letter made me feel better and made me realize that my frustrated state of mind would soon pass. I said a prayer asking God to take the anger out of me. After all, Bob, Pete, Phil and Mike, under normal circumstances, were my best friends.
The four boys appeared to be getting along okay. I needed to try a little attitude adjustment on myself, so that we could all get along better. Mike is still sick. The rest of us are physically healthy.