January 13, 1945

Thin mush and hot water for breakfast and thinner soup for lunch. For supper, a stew made of corn meal, a few kidney beans, camotes (also few), coco lard. Not so bad. But anything tastes good right now. Twenty four B-24’s came over this morning 10:00 a.m. and from what we could see, they plastered Marikina Valley near Pasig. About …

August 29th — Tuesday 1899

Not yet relieved, although 2 Co’s 37th Vets are in Pasig. There must have been trouble at St Pedro Macati, as we heard cannonading at intervals for two hours or more. Sometime ago they captured the mayor and 100 others for being implicated in an insurrection there. 0

August 27th Sunday 1899

Emmett Robb, Lamar and I went in a canoe to Pasig, going thro’ St Anna and TiPas. It is all a Venice, and hundreds of husky niggers are there. Guess we will be relieved by 37th Vets tomorrow. Our guard went down to the “Pennsylvania” who is slow, and the “Parra” was given to some other troops. Another case of …

Friday 8/18/1899

Slept late. Ate 10 cakes for breakfast. All very quiet today except a few shots early in a.m. –perhaps a parting shot from their outposts when relieved. 21st Battalion left Pasig this a.m. –but have not yet appeared, but are expected tonight. Sun hot, air very heavy and sultry. Light airs from fresh breezes from SW and W in eve., …

July 20th ’99

H²O still on the rise, and now all old battlefields close by are deep under a covering of rushing H²O. Went to Pasig in canoes for rations, got very few, as they, too, are out of supply. Our church stands upon a very small island in the lagoon, fully three miles from the highlands. Many pobres are dying in St. …

July 19th Wednesday 1899

River still coming higher. Rain still coming down in torrents. Cut off from Pasig by miles of flooded rice fields. No sugar, bread, and no meat since June 23rd. Canned horse and potatoes, and not even seasoning for beans. River rose two feet today. Church still has a strip of ground about 12 in. above H²O. 0

July 16th -Sunday, 1899

Took “St. Acija” at 9 –for Pasig. Relief at 8.30 a.m. Rain all day. 1st Colo left on 16th. 0

July 14-Friday, 1899

Took carometa [carromata] for Capeton del Porta and at 9 a.m. the boat up river went off and left me. Carriage to Pasig cost 12 pesos –so took a car and rode out to Macati & telegraphed “No boat –extend pass” –Ans– “Very Well.” City full of sailors & soldiers. Had dinner at Paco –to Circus in eve. Tumblers & …

7-12 Wednesday 1899

Went to Pasig. Visited boys in hospital, then walked to lower ferry where “New York” was hung up. Crossed to road at cut, & walked to Sn Pedro. Many amigos along road, but no trouble. Later in day a soldier was shot at 11 times here. Caught a chelais at Sn Pedro Macati and rode to Washington Restauranta where I …