1940 2:00 Friday Began re-doing "Dummy" some job! - Worked out a cover which I think is pretty good if Leonard will only do it now - It was Bob's birthday - We 3 felt so silly tonight
1941 SENT BOB A TELEGRAM... FOOLED AROUND DOWNTOWN (TSK TSK IN SLACKS) LOOKED AT A $50 WATCH - I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE NICE THING TO SHOW FOR A YEAR'S WORK - CAST THE ALL'SED FAIR - LOOKS FAIRLY GOOD (??) WISH THE OTHERS WERE ON THE WAY, TOO. (DAMMIT). ABOUT READY TO TRY "T.M.", CAN'T FIND THE BOOK -
1942 Oh happy Day - kidded myself into writing letters all day - 7! Walked down, mailed them, had given up hope by 7:15 + bang he called. Later said he'd spent half an hour contemplating the phone... After going to the Granada, walking home, having coke, etc. talked even more. Said I "never needed" to "worry" around him - Gee.
1943 12:00 WELL, I WAS A COWARD TODAY; STAYED HOME and WASHED CLOTHES, ME, MY HAIR; CLEANED + STRAIGHTENED UP IN GENERAL. I CALLED MR. Krikorian HAS FELLAS AVAILABLE, damn... HEARD FROM Leonard, THANK GOODNESS. HE IS DOING WELL, WILL GET NO POST-INDUCTION furlough.