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May 20, 1944

Jim saw Marie Outside and told her to go ahead on selling clothes for us. Tonight Bea tells us that she has sold things and will send money in soon.

Peg and Walter and Carl came for coffee and talk in the dugout. Then we went to the program, with Walter Neal speaking on Mexico, and an amusing drama skit, with Blackie, Johnnie and Carol as three cowboys singing ranch songs. They were so good that the children stamped, whistled, banged and begged for more. Bedie was homesick afterward. He says the dugout is better but not enough. The songs made him think of Nida and Ismael who used to sing Kay Yippy Yippy. He wept on my shoulder.

Sevastopol fell five days ago.