The Philippine Diary Project
Went to Legaspi to pick up the rest of our fellows.
Very early this morning, Mrs. Gewald called up Daddy to say that the Japs had bombed Hawaii. At school everyone was uneasy and excited. When
Spent the morning in the house getting everything packed and put away. Last night the air-raid siren sounded and we took our mattresses downstairs to
We came in with Daddy this morning and Jun, Sis, and Werner came over to visit us. I was left at the house with Mama
Stayed at camp today. Met the whole Lazaga family and the rest of the kids — also some of the dormitory girls. Nancy Villanueva is
Spent the day at camp. Did the work this morning and played around with the kids. Ate lunch and took a short siesta. Walsers went
Came down to Manila with Daddy and Mother this morning. Jen came down with Walsers. Mme. Kollerman and the two Navarro brats came down with
This certainly didn’t seem like Sunday. Breakfast – inspection – services. The services were at 9:00 and Pastor Navarro led them. More bombers flying over
Came down to Manila with Mother and Daddy again. I was certainly hungry because no breakfast till 10:30. Mother and I stayed at the school
This morning we had our Sunday morning services. After that, Mother, Daddy, and I walked down to Tay-Tay. It was a very pleasant walk and
Gee, there was the prettiest wedding here this aft. Two Chinese people got married. The bride wore a pretty pink silk Chinese dress with the
Came into Manila today, again. Went to the school first, then Mother and I walked home by the Bureau of Science, stopping to get gas-masks.
CHRISTMAS!!! Got up rather late and ate very late. But so did everyone else. Starting around 5:00 am everyone was yelling “Merry Christmas”. Before breakfast
Well, we’re spending this day at camp again. Mother keeps saying we’re going down to Manila for good and we never do. After breakfast and
Came in to Manila with Daddy again today. Chung came in with us. We came in late – around 9:30 and went straight to the
Daddy went in to Manila again and Fred went with him. All the Lazagas and all of us went up to the new garage with
We came down to Manila for good today. I’m so glad! It was late when we came down and Robert Shea and Fred came down
Spent the day in bed feeling miserable. Dr. Fletcher came this morning and gave me pills to take every two hours. Also drink soda every
Up late. Fixed and sent a package and note to camp. Washed and dried dishes, read, sorted out papers and books. Fixed and ate lunch.