Tues. Oct. 17/44

And it is still rainy. But the garden grows right along and we have string beans and green corn. This garden track becomes more valuable to us as our food rations are being cut every week. I have a new job now. With a crew of five men I am in charge of carrying the..

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Tues. Oct. 10/44

Last Saturday, the seventh, as I was raking and burning some leaves by our quarters, the news was passed along that the two camps were to be thrown together, and also that mail was being distributed -- some for me. I had two messages from Bernice, nearly a year old, two messages from Lora Jean,..

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Thurs. Sept. 28/44

I have been busy and have neglected to write. Much has happened, too. Last Thursday, a week ago, we were surprised to hear the unmistakable sound of bombs exploding in the distance. It started about nine a.m. and continued for several hours. It was in the direction of Manila, and as we looked we could..

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Sun. Sept. 3/44

Three weeks since I wrote last! I am glad time is going so quickly. We had much rain last month, which was good for our gardens. Willie has corn, beans, and over-ripe tomatoes in the kitchen. I have two kinds of beans, and Cecil has a small garden, too. I still work for Mr. Eaton..

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Sun. Aug. 13/44

During the week I did not feel like writing -- too busy -- but on Sundays, with not so much to occupy my mind and hands, my thought turn to friends and home. So I write as if I were talking to you all. It is raining again, and the camp is a mess. There..

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Sun. July 23, 1944

I am sure it has been over a year since I wrote last partly due to the fact that I was very busy, and also our life was somewhat monotonous --pretty much the same from week to week. Now I have time to spare and life is different. Over two weeks ago, Friday the seventh..

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Sun. Dec. 28/41

Leo and I go to the Polo Club to attend a meeting at 8:30 a.m. of all the American men here in Pasay. Discussed a number of things we might do in case of occupation by the enemy. We are supposed to meet at the Manila Sanitarium. We got back to Lerits in time for..

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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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