February 3, 1945

’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house . . . No, that’s not night, I’m mixed up. All through the house everybody’s stirring, even the mice! What a night! I have to write this down, frantic though it may sound, so that I can always remember it exactly as it happened. I was crouched over the radio, …

November 14, 1944

Manilans are excited, morale has soared and there are bright smiles on the faces of everyone you meet on the streets. All day yesterday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for almost every hour, U.S. planes bombed and rebombed Jap installations in the City. There are fires all around: two in the direction of Murphy, three in the area around …

December 23, 1943

Christmas will be more gloomy and depressing than those of the past two years, and there would be fewer gifts. Not because there was a proliferation of unemployment—the Army was employing all those who were willing to work in fortification projects into which the whole archipelago was being converted. There is money aplenty, so much of it that it had …

December 18, 1941

It was another raidless night –the fifth in a row. This morning Escolta was full of people again. Some were even buying. A few picked up the pretty Christmas cards and looked at them in a tentative way. Some put them down but others, pocketing caution, bought. In the street I heard children singing. In writing during war, a man …

16 Sept. 1941

The Pierce docked about 3:30 PM. We were taken 10 blocks away to the Army-Navy Club where the Air Force was giving a little party in our honor. We stayed there until 6 PM and then went six miles outside Manila to Elliot Field. This is headquarters for the Air Force in the Philippines. Had dinner and then to bed. …

Thurs., Nov. 14, 1935

Eaten up by mosquitoes last night. *** Joe & I went out to McKinley — got his boots & casual data. Then turned in car after I had reported 1n at Sternberg. — Saw B.J. & his gang. Got laundry & back to boat. All set now. Let ’er go. — Took a nap. Joe took Mira to hair-dressers — …

Tuesday, April 4, 1905

[[Annie]], [[Marjorie]] and I went to the [[Escolta]] at five. Bought hats for [[Benguet]]. Called on [[Corbins]], [Duncans]] and [[Smiths]]. 0

Monday, April 3, 1905

It is getting very warm. Everything is very quiet. Went to the [[Escolta]] at 5 with [[Annie]] & [[Marjorie]]. Then to the [[Strong]]’s where wehad a cherry brandy. Home in the evening. Went to bed. 0

Saturday, May 27th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Weather warm. Shower during the day. Last night the influenza became much less troublesome, praise the Lord, and gave me but little trouble. Read one and part of another chapter in Numbers, then prayed to my God for His protection & guidance. Cooked breakfast. …