1939 – Tonight E + I drove for an hr + half hour trying to find a pk. Place to see Carole Lombard in a movie. It was worth it.
1940 Monday – which lived up to its reputation. I thought I was going to go to sleep for sure in faculty meeting – agony – Dorothy’s sister was here who is going to Minn! Seemed nice to converse with a contemporary. MARG IS GETTING MARRIED! ELEANOR IS COMING!
1941 And the plane is over head… Does to me what wild geese do. Like to come home in it Some Day. – Didn’t accompli much today. I’d better step up production; If I’m to get any place – feel fat!
1942 WED WROTE TO HAAKENSON while LISTENING TO BASIN STREET… FINISHED DAMN’ OLE’ RADIO SCRIPTS… PHOOEY… NAUSEATE ME AFTER 3 of EM… GOT ‘EM MAILED… WE SAW Peggy OFF AT 5:20… SHE WASN’T PHASED… GAVE HER SOME CANDY and “NEW YORKER” – SAW MR. P, too.
1943 THURS MOTHER + ELEANOR + I WENT TO DINNER AT the TOWN CLUB… IT WAS NICE. I READ THEM SOME OF LEONARD’S SO BEAUTIFUL Letter. I WISH MOTHER NEW HIM BETTER, REALLY. SHIRLEY + BETTY HANSON, VIRGINIA, D.J. WERE OVER. IT WAS VERY NICE. I CLEANED THE HOUSE.