Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

September 18, 1944

I am writing this from San Jose College. Roland and I are now staying here, while the rest of the family are still at Dr. Bernas’s house. In case conditions get worse, they too, will come and stay here – also Dorothy and Meñing Bernas. I heard that during the bombing two days ago there were about 25 civilians killed and many wounded. All is quiet, but one is always on the alert. The college is filled with evacuees (almost 300). I am fortunate that I can board with the sisters. They are wonderful to me and are so kind. At present I am eating more, and I hope to gain a little weight.