November 10, 1944

Roosevelt won by a landslide and the Americans made another landing in the Philippines! This was the news passed around today, so we knew the renegade radio was working.

How times had changed! I could remember when I used to do twelve- and twenty-four-hour nursing in New York and Pennsylvania and J still felt fairly fresh when I came off duty. Now, after a four-hour stint, I was alarmingly exhausted. But there were many worse off than me. I met Zest, the army nurse, en route to the Big
House, and I was shocked when I saw how she had failed in the last few months.

We were a fine pair of prospective brides. If the Yanks didn’t return soon, wed spend the rest of our days in wheel-chairs, instead of walking up the aisle.