January 23, 1945

". . . and Sheridan only twenty miles away." So runs the old poem. If we had a poet in our midst, we might do a poem, somewhat like this: With detonations far and wide They dynamite the countryside. We rush to look, return to shiver, As our houses quake and quiver! Shooting, looting little..

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January 9, 1945

The Great Day, our Great Day! The troops have landed on Luzon, at Lingayan Bay. That’s just where the Japs landed. I had my money on Mindanao, or did have until they made that landing in Mindoro. But they are here, not two hundred miles away. Oh happy day! At this moment, I can see..

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December 16, 1944

I went biking yesterday to see the effect of the bombing yesterday and to hear the comments of the people. Streets were empty. Traffic was paralyzed. Army trucks and cars moved around with camouflage nets. Many sentries posted in street corners. 42 civilians were wounded in Parañaque. Saw them in corridors of the P.G. Hospital...

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September 25, 1944

We are somewhat disappointed. No raids since the 22nd, although many alarms were sounded. Current is on again, and we hear the local radio announced the proclamation of a state of war between the “Philippine Republic and the United States!” The Japanese radio calls is a declaration of war “on the United States and Great..

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December 11, 1941

Col. Horan came honking at dawn for the lumber trucks to take dynamite from Balatoc Mine to Tarlac and Bautista. Radio says REPULSE and PRINCE OF WALES sunk. First aid class going strong from 8:00 to noon. Not many alarms today. Stripped this house, Florence’s and guesthouse of all possible old sheets, towels, etc. for..

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May 10, 1936

Sunday. Awakened at 5 a.m. by a ferocious brass band in the nearby barrio "playing" for some church festival. At 10 a.m. it is still at it, and worse than ever. What with dogs, roosters and church bells, this adds new horrors to residence in the Philippines. (The fiesta, with band complete went on steadily..

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