1940 1:35 Am I a hypocrite? ...Or maybe a fool? - Wish I knew. (probably a combination. Right now, I think F. is quite sincere... I am sure, however, that Freddie is not pour moi. (I could do worse!) - ...Shopped all day in Sioux City (majority of gifts bought) And tonight we pulled taffy over at F's... played Gin Rummy nice, quiet.
1941 11:30 SEEMED VAGUELY UNREAL, UNTIL THE NEWSBOYS STARTED SHOUTING EXTRAS. - JAPAN HAS BOMBED HAWAII - DECLARED WAR THIS WILL BE LONG + HARD + WE'LL BE FIGHTING IN GERMANY BEFORE WE'RE THROUGH! - I PRAY CIVILIZATION DOESN'T ENTIRELY DISINTEGRATE
1942 10:50 THE CLIMAX TO ABOUT A WEEK OF BEWILDERMENT AND FRUSTRATION! Leonard SENT 3 RED ROSES AND CALLED twice - BUT OF COURSE I WASN'T HOME. NATURALLY, I WAITED all EVENING FOR HIM TO PHONE - AND HE DIDN'T! - I FEEL completely BITCHY... I HAVE A LOVELY cold sore... I WAS OFFERED THE LEAD IN "WATCH ON THE RHINE" OUT AT COLLEGE... "PAUL H." CALLED for FRI.