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December 19, 1944

Last night while we were eating supper (6:00 p.m.), several shots rang out followed by more. We all made one run for the stairs leading down to our shelter. The shooting only lasted for a few minutes, and all was quiet.

This morning several planes flew very low over the air field, but they did not bomb. In the afternoon we saw more planes. They really look beautiful in the sky as they appear silvery.

The children are still making ornaments and the house is decorated with bells and wreaths. We still try to keep up the spirit as it helps to keep our minds off of the war.