January 20, 1945

We are now all living at San Jose College. The sisters have allocated us two spaces that we use as “bedrooms”. These make-shift “rooms” are created by putting tall furniture like “aparadors” (wardrobes) side by side, or stringing sheets and blankets to make partitions. Coné has set up a small clinic in an adjoining space...

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November 12, 1944

We have spent quiet nights since the first of November, but the rumor is that the guerrillas (USAFFE) may come in any time. We all sleep downstairs where the walls are reinforced. Even the precious cow and her 1-year old calf are brought inside at night. This morning we saw three planes and they appeared..

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November 2, 1944

Dolly and Jr. are improving. Last night was quiet and we passed a restful night. We all slept in the shelter downstairs. Coné and Meñing ventured out this morning. On passing San Jose College they saw a large hole in front of the building. A hand grenade was also thrown in front of San Agustin..

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April 7, 1943

I have been resting in bed for several weeks to regain some of my lost weight. I have gained eight pounds and am feeling fine. Coné is well and he, too, has regained his former weight. He has no more trouble with his stomach, but must watch his diet. The children are well and attending..

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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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