Doris Bailey Murphy was a beloved figure around Occidental when she died in 2011. But before moving out West, Murphy lived a life of adventure from early on. Amazingly, Occidental’s late grand dame began keeping diaries when she was just 15 years old—by her own account, a wild, skirt-raising, boy-chasing child of the Roaring Twenties. Murphy’s grand-niece, journalist and blogger Julia Park Tracey, has taken on the task of preserving her aunt’s legacy by collecting those early journals, along with commentary, footnotes and original photos from Murphy’s fun-filled days of yore during the prime years of the Jazz Age. The result is the book I’ve Got Some Lovin’ to Do: The Diary of a Roaring Twenties Teen 1925—1926
. Celebrate the launch of volume one of the Doris diaries on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 4pm. Free. 707.874.9392.