October 28, 1944

Masaki says Gen. Kwo is not interested in anything but gates and fences. It is al] he sees, not people at all. He says the Philippine camps are the worst of all, Shanghai the best with many advantages. Miss McKim told of how hipped Yamato is on roll call etiquette and when Carl tried to..

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October 22, 1944

I talked with Jerry about June and his own slow decline and how I wished they could quit corn. He said, simply, "‘I know, Pete, but nothing can be done about it. We must eat corn when there is nothing else from camp. I haven’t the energy nor the supplies to correct it." It was..

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October 13, 1944

I have walked quite a bit today. No visitors will be allowed on November 3 which is Meiji-Setsu holiday. This is because of "difficult and dangerous conditions,’" says Mr. Yamato who has become a permanent member of the early garden crew, the shovel and hoe gang, and who tells Jo Smith he used to be..

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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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May 20, 1944

Jim saw Marie Outside and told her to go ahead on selling clothes for us. Tonight Bea tells us that she has sold things and will send money in soon. Peg and Walter and Carl came for coffee and talk in the dugout. Then we went to the program, with Walter Neal speaking on Mexico,..

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Jan. 5, 1944

Nida [The Crouters’ former cook] sent us bananas, a pomolo, cigarettes, red radishes, and four baskets of big red strawberries, which we hulled and washed on the spot, eating them with sugar and milk, recklessly. I felt better after lunch than for weeks. Being better, I felt angry and wanted to go home and turn..

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