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October 18, 1944

Last night we had more excitement. I had already retired, when Susie said, “I wonder what the commotion is downstairs”, for we could hear men’s voices and they were all carrying a light. I then knew we were in for another flood! The river had overflown its banks and was coming into the yard very rapidly! Everyone was busy trying to save their animals (the college has a very large backyard, and many people had their horses, pigs, goats, chickens, etc. there). The ducks could take care of themselves and were enjoying it! Sacks of rice and sugar had to be placed on tables as the water entered the rooms downstairs! I was fortunate to have moved upstairs when I did.

In spite of the disaster there was a humorous moment. What a funny sight it was to see all the “orinolas” (chamber pots) floating around the room!

As I am writing this, I hear the drone of planes, so I will have to interrupt this.