Sun. July 23, 1944

I am sure it has been over a year since I wrote last partly due to the fact that I was very busy, and also our life was somewhat monotonous --pretty much the same from week to week. Now I have time to spare and life is different. Over two weeks ago, Friday the seventh..

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Thur. Jan. 1 1942

As Ernest and I were walking to Misos last evening for the meeting there, the sky was dark and foreboding with heavy clouds rolling up from the oil fires which had been set on purpose. The flames were extremely high and the soot from the heavy oil left marks on our light clothing. I remarked..

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Wed. Dec. 31/41

Bombing raids on the city have ceased. Baguio is taken, and Americans there are interned. Ernest and I had a nice meeting at San Andres. All stores of oil and other materials are being destroyed. Huge fires. Start a New Year tomorrow, but we fear we do not know much what is in store for..

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Sun. Dec. 28/41

Leo and I go to the Polo Club to attend a meeting at 8:30 a.m. of all the American men here in Pasay. Discussed a number of things we might do in case of occupation by the enemy. We are supposed to meet at the Manila Sanitarium. We got back to Lerits in time for..

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Mon. Dec. 15/41

No raids last night, and we got a good rest. Small news dispatch coming from America admits that the damage to the fleet at Hawaii was quite heavy. It is 8:30 a.m. and the sirens are blowing again. Cecil has gone to the market. I can hear the bombers coming, so I will go to..

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December 7-8, 1941

Events Just Preceding 1942 Sunday, the seventh of December, being the first Sunday of month, was Union Sunday. Willie was at Cavite, and I was at Pinagkaisahan. The other boys were in various places. It just so happened that some of us gave little talks to the folks about the possibilities of war and cautioned..

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