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December 21

     It was strange awakening in my

new home, but I soon got used to it

and moseyed around, looking at it in


     Mother and I went into the city and

had lunch at Ruby Foo’s to fortify

us against pushing, and being

pushed by, the throngs of other would

be Christmas shoppers. Macy’s was

a mad house but I managed to

 get some shopping accomplished.

     We stopped at Howard Johnson’s

to bring ice cream home for

supper and I lived up to the

ungraceful side of my nature by

falling down and hitting my head.

     Mr. Zailler and Nana both came f

or a little while. Bill Brennan

phoned several times – we had

gay conversations.