August 22, 1945

Camp C. O. told us at 4 PM that the war has ended. What a birthday – my 41st but I try to rationalize that I am 40 until I am 41 and so for me "life begins at 40." later, adds to his diary: August 22, 1945, Wednesday, Rokuroshi, Japan: Gum from Walt Cadmus, Ferris..

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August 21, 1945, Tuesday

7:30 a.m. The market was almost dead. There were no quotations for buyers. Sellers were getting sleepy as there was no movement. Don Vicente Madrigal, the President of the Exchange, was so disappointed that he ordered the temporary closing of the Exchange. The sellers left with bowed heads, some even with tears as if some..

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August 19, 1945, Sunday

We went to church and heard Mass. I went to confession and received communion for the second time here, the first time only a week and a half ago — the first time since I was married in 1914. To express graphically our reactions on news pertaining to our release, our hopes, joys and disappointments,..

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