1939 First day of real classes – School is going to be fun + exciting All the freshmen are darling – (253 of them) – Mr. Cole sent me a telegram that he couldn’t come down – Wayne King played tonight
1940 Wed – I am in a physical mess… I hope I last through Friday! – I’ll live through tomorrow because I know Eleanor is coming! – And Friday – we go HOME! – (hope I sleep tonight - )
1941 Thurs 12:00 We just saw a big fire – Ross Lumber – Mobs of people in their nightclothes – fire trucks – hose - + red orange smoke + flames… Emil says he thinks I have more poise – Leonard hasn’t talked to him… Faculty picnic talked to Margaret
1942 FIRST LEONARD and I WENT OVER TO Harold’s THIS EVENING… DRANK PORT WINE – H. LAGERSTROM AND I TALKED ART INSTITUTE UNTIL H + L WERE QUITE BORED. Harold SAID LEONARD SAID HE SAW ME LAST NIGHT! EVIDENTLY DIDN’T KNOW I WAS WITH Stan.
1943 SAT HOWARD IS SWEET. A WONDERFUL FELLOW. WE FELT A LITTLE SHY THOUGH. [MY PICTURE IS STILL IN HIS WALLET.] SAW CLARA IN CHICAGO, SHE IS TALLER, THINNER MORE ADULT. FERN WAS GOING TO SEE ROY at ST. LOUIS. I WAS GLAD SOMEONE WAS with ME. GOD, IT WAS TOO SHORT!