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rhinestone bracelets.) The Hogans and friends came
in a body and then Audrey and Jack Mindemann.
A fine surprise was when Ed Damn phoned,
saying he was just home for a day and was
coming out. Jimmy Mooney came with him –
they’re both such screwballs.
I hated for the day to end, for
somehow it seemed so final flingish. I wonder
what next Christmas will be like!
Dec. 26, 1942
Mother and I went to Topey’s for lunch
and then into [Cary’s?] to see her and her Mom.
I stopped at Brennan’s for awhile. I was just
with Pat, but heard how Bill had told [Lil?]
[Cedarblad?] off about my being at Lehigh. Good!
Dec. 27, 1942
Mother, Daddy and I stayed home and
had a good dinner, with a more – or – less peaceful
day. The only excitement came when Bill
came up telling news of a big mess about New
Year’s Eve. We’d had a vaguely tentative date,
having spent New Year’s Eve together for the
past three years. Floyd asked me for a date!