December 3, 1944

Yesterday and today have been very quiet – no planes or shooting. The weather has been stormy and we were a little worried for fear of another flood, but thank goodness it has cleared up. The prices of everything are still rising and food is scarce, as the USAFFE soldiers will not permit food to..

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May 24, 1944

Today we had our first air raid warning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00. Tonight we shall have our first blackout. There is always trouble outside and the guerrillas are stopping all food-stuffs from coming into the city. We were fortunate to get half of our rice..

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April 1, 1943

Many things have taken place since I have last written. On March 7, 1943 Coné sent two men (one of them a Philippine Army G-2, and the other one was Agustin’s houseboy who knew of our whereabouts). They arrived at our mountain hideout at 4:00 p.m. on March 8. Coné wants us to go with..

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March 1, 1943

Joy of all joys! We received a letter from Coné this morning and I shall quote it to you: “February 24, 1943 Dearest Honey, Thank God we arrived safely last Sunday with Efrain after eight days of sailing in an old motor boat. Our companion motor boat capsized under our very nose. It had started..

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January 25, 1943

John arrived Sunday noon with eight men carrying our cargo. According to him very few of our things were taken. All the furniture is still there. Only some of Dolly’s clothes and a few of Dorothy’s are missing. John brought back with him Coné’s trunk, microscope, all of his surgical instruments, clothes, and some of..

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January 22, 1943

Yesterday three planes flew over and bombed Santa Cruz, 3 km from us. They are bombing along the road again, so we expect the Japanese to pass through any day now. This morning a plane circled right over our house. We surely were frightened as one never knows what they will do. We have heard..

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