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December 23

     We wrapped packages and trimmed the

tree most of the day, vaguely getting into

the spirit, but feeling rather low at the

thought of those in the armed services

who won’t be home for Christmas, and

of those who won’t ever be home

for another one. War is Hell – it’s

hard to fit into the ‘Peace on Earth to

Men of Good Will’ approach.

     Tonight the Happy Girls went caroling –

and Bill Brennan came to go

with me. We stopped in at [...omon’s?]

for cocoa and then ended up at

Gloria’s for coffee and cake. Bill

came home with me later and we

talked. It was a very pleasant

evening! - He gave me a beauty of a

compact for Christmas. I’m thrilled with


     A very sweet note from Mrs. Boyd – she’s

a grand person!