The diaries of Lois Seeman document her life over a period of 1940 - 1942 in National City [San Diego] California, pre-World
War II. Her diaries describe her thoughts, as a young teenage girl, boyfriends, girlfriends, senior year in high school, graduation,
first job, and the beginning of the Second World War. She describes her parents divorce [her mother is only 34 years old in
1940] and notes the relationship issues within her family. The diaries also illustrate the hardship, as all her circle of
regular boyfriends enlist and go to war. Both diaries are handwritten, bound journals.
Lois Seeman lived in National City, [San Diego] California beginning in the 1920s. Her estimated birth year is 1925. According
to the 1940 Census, her family consisted of her father, Lewis; mother, Edna; and two sisters, Patsy and Bonnie.
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