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August 21

     All morning, I did homey things

such as washing my hair and further

cleaning up my room and closet, hanging

pictures and putting other finishing touches

to things. That beam is still there.

     This afternoon after Daddy

came home, I began writing letters –

to Bob Oberndorf in . . . North Africa

or Sicily, we think . . .to Danny,

Aunt Fan, Aunt Bert, Aunt Clarise,

Dossie and Margie and Bill

Boyd. My left hand seems

paralyzed and I’m more-or-

less mentally weary. I love

to receive letters, but writing

a tremendous string of them

is a different matter.

     The Dodgers lost still another

game – to the Cubs – 13 to 1 –

they’re in 4th place now. Too