Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

July 10, 1942 – Friday

My birthday. Went to Mass at 7:30 a.m. and received Holy Communion. Asked God for an early return to Manila. This separation is terrible. My thoughts concentrated on home & Nucay. 10 a.m. took train for New York. Stayed with Chiquit, who gave dinner for me and invited Dr. & Mrs. Dujat. Quiet family reunion until 11 p.m.