Sunday, May 30, 1943

Memorial Day—Ever since I can remember, this has been a memorable holiday, the kind that children remember because of their impressions. Strangely enough it has always been associated with warm, clear weather and the smell of lilacs in the air, in contrast to Independence Day, which has always been rainy, or at least spoiled by..

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Saturday, May 29, 1943

Porky allowed George to go shopping with the bus today wouldn't (let) Dayton go out however. Reason: Dayton is a member of this camp, George is Los Baños Internee no. 801 and spends part at Santo Tomás so he can go out. It will probably be announced that we are to uncover and remove cigarette..

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Friday, May 28, 1943*

Porky continues to be troublesome, wouldn't (let) the camp vegetable buyer go out even on commandant's pass. Wouldn't let the pineapples in or the canteen. We've had beans every day for lunch and today it was very light soup with a few dozen beans. Looks as though I'll be a monitor. Safety and Order office..

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Thursday, May 27, 1943

Well, the notes we sent Monday came back undelivered and we gather that things have been other than quiet at Santo Tomas. I received ₱90 from you today, I suppose it was from G and that you kept half, holding out ₱10 for my shoes... Sugar 1.60 per K, I may get some tomorrow and..

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Wednesday, May 26, 1943

Dearest Charmian... It will probably be some time before you and the rest of Santo Tomas get here, there's still a lot of building to do. I'm sure it will be a pretty good camp when it's finished, I hope it never is. Workmen whistle "God Bless America" while walking to their work on the..

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Tuesday, May 25, 1943

Rain all morning and no sun in the afternoon—chow was good though and we cut a pineapple that was the sweetest I've ever tasted, we sent half of it to Mr. and Mrs. Curran. The construction is continuing and there seems to be a nipa roof going on the first barracks. A Philippine nurse is..

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Monday, May 24, 1943

Barracks nearing completion across the creek—no one has seen them yet! Well-driving machinery to be here this week from Manila. I know the postholes were finished today and will be enclosed with barbed wire in a few days—9 P.M. three Tribunes arrived this afternoon, May 20, 21 and 22. I'd say they were encouraging. Nothing..

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