Part 17. Girlfriends

2-7-67 Mon

Dear Sophie,

Goings on. Well, thereís not much really. I still havenít heard from that law firm. Either theyíre really slack or they donít want me. Micky broke up with Diana over the sex before marriage thing.

"If you really love her then youíd wait." I said to him

"Thatís the thing Eb. I donít know. I wish she wouldíve changed her mind."

"Itís pretty hard to change people beliefs."

"Yeah, I know. I found out the hard way."

"Do you want her back?"

Micky didnít answer. He stared into the distance. Finally he answered.

"Yeah, I do."

"Then what are you waiting for? Go get her back!"

"But she doesnít want me."

"Iím sure she does. In fact I know she does. Iíve heard her talk about you."

"Really? What does she say?"

"Thatís for me to know and you to find out."

"I donít know. I donít want to be knocked back."

"I know how you feel. But Iím sure that if you explainÖ"

"Explain what?"

"Your feelings."


"Donít worry Mick. She loves you." Micky cheered up.

"Thanks Eb. Iíve seen the light."

"Thatís what Iím here for."

So, Iím waiting for a result. I hope they do get back together. I really liked Di.


3-7-67 Tues

Dear Sophie,

Davy has a new girlfriend. And her name is - wait for it - Valleri. I think I can feel a song coming on. Sheís an old friend of his. Sheís the same little girl who used hang around his door. No, really. She is. We havenít met her yet, but Iím sure sheís very nice. But she sure looks different than the way she looked before. Sorry. I couldnít help it.

Um what else? Iím running out of things to say. Itís really getting to be yawn city. Let me think. What have Peter and I been doing? Walking along the beach, kissing, going to the park, library, shopping. Seriously. Nothing much happens. Maybe something will happen tomorrow.

Love Eb

20-7-67 Fri

Dear Sophie,

Itís been a few weeks, I know. I lost you. I even tidied my room to find you. It ended up you were stuck between the wall and my bed. A lot has happened in 3 weeks. Where to start.

Micky got back together with Diana. They sorted things out and are now as happy as can be.

Davy is still with Valleri. Sheís quite nice. She and Davy grew up together. The guys have been rehearsing a new song. Valleri.

Mike and Laura are still together. Peter and I are still together.

Well, thatís the relationship side done.

The guys have done half of their gigs at Club Cassandra. Theyíve built up quite a league of fans, half of which are obsessed with Davy. Peterís even got a small following.

I didnít get that job at the legal firm. I canít seem to get one anywhere. No one wants to hire me. Iím just about ready to give up.

Um what else? Itís hard to think. I could tell you all the details of whatís been happening with Pete and I. Stuff to do with the others. What Iíve been doing. I think I need a bit of time to think. Iíll probably see you tomorrow.

Love Eb


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