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May 4, 1942

Catesy was promoted from his garbage detail! He now helped at the front gate by handing out packages brought to internees from the outside.

For just a moment today he saw and talked to Catalino as he brought our package. Catalino remarked about Catesy’s thinness, and he didn’t think we were getting enough to eat. It was true. Catesy was thin, and he had been losing weight more rapidly than I, despite my frequent stomach upsets.

We could all stand more and better food, but the truth was, our budget wouldn’t permit it. We were beginning to wonder how much longer we could pay for the good cooked food that Catalino sent us weekly, for the price of food continued to soar.