Sun. Dec. 21/41

Off to Pinagkaisahan, but find that every one of our friends have left. Return to Manila in time for the Meeting with Cecil and the others. A raid came on during Meeting but we continued. I guess if a bomb fell on us during Meeting it would be hard for us to be in a..

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Thurs. Dec. 18/41

I wonder if we will have a raid today. Two days now with none and we are all breathing easier. Life is getting back to normal except that there are not so many people in the streets. We changed our minds about the air raid shelter, and filled the hole back in again, and got..

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Tues. Dec. 16/41

Cecil goes to market, and I go to Pinagkaisahan to see the folks there. They are to be evacuated by the Red Cross, as it is too dangerous so close to the fort. The barrios look very deserted, houses vacant, with pigs and chickens that were left behind wandering around looking for something to eat...

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Wed. Dec. 10/41

We decided to go to Pinagkaisahan and Guadalupe to see the friends and try to encourage them, as we know that most of the men would be gone, being soldiers. So we got on the streetcar which was jammed with people and rode there. Found everyone in fair spirits, but leaving their homes each night..

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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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