June 14, 1944

The great pork graft is really the major topic. Schultz, who used to get kitchen squeeze but is now out on account of illness, squealed that the kitchen staff got 8 or 9 fat juicy pork chops the day after we all had pork. Carl went on a tour of investigation and found several still..

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June 12, 1944

Jerry talked to Dr. Mather and they discussed feeding me  Red Cross meat, with liver shots. If I eat so much of the canned meat, Dr. Mather asked how about the rest of the family if the pinch finally comes and Jerry replied that we would just have to take a chance. He said Pete..

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June 11, 1944

Ten of us including our two families and Carl filled our dugout, eating until we couldn’t sit up, to celebrate June’s 15th birthday, with Peg’s wonderful cooking and Crouter contributions. At roll call Bernie whispered to me, "If you hear any good news I think you can believe it this time." Later I heard of..

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June 10, 1944

We watched the dancing. I had one waltz with Jerry and he danced many with his daughter who is learning fast and adores dance-night. Bedie learns fast but painfully. He wore his long trousers made to fit his welfare coat, and plugged away at dancing. He finally took the plunge and asked Eloise for two..

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June 6, 1944

We had rice three times today, and for supper camote, and coconut milk gravy. And that is all. We each had a fried egg for breakfast, and one for lunch, thanks to shoe sale. We fried tomato, peppers and onions for a sauce with our rice. Rumor hath it that the Tribune says Nimitz says..

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June 4, 1944

We have 2 eggs apiece these days, while we have the cash and they can be bought. We are storing up internally. June and I were sitting on a bench taking sun bath when along came Bunshiyocho Tomibe, as he likes to be called. He came up from the hospital with Saito san, passing us...

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June 3, 1944

Sign on the Board: "Since the term 'Jap' is considered an insult, the Command requests that in conversation when you refer to the Japanese the term 'Japanese' and not 'Jap' be used." The Safety Committee is doing a good job. They have put up a large iron bar with a gong-ringer above it, hung out..

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June 2, 1944

I went to see Bedie move up to 8th grade. One more year, then high school. Sometimes there are only three study books to a class. Church Scott feels low. He said he couldn’t see anything funny about the Japanese anymore, couldn’t even laugh over the masticator story. He is so equable, with such balanced..

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