(I've been away from the story for a bit, but it's coming to a close/about to change direction.
Until we get to the U.S. I'm not going to copy all the food down. By this point, I wasn't always writing it down, anyhow.)
Got up medium. Dressed. Walked and worked with Greta. Speedy petted and worked a little with her too. All four of us went to biscayne. Came back. Helped with fire and ate. Rested. Got up. Fed Greta. Went to biscayne to see Mr. Jones (at right). Came back. Gave Greta a snack. Ate supper. Put on pj's. Went to bed. Heard "C.P" and helped T. with her basket. Thank You, Mr. O, Thank You.
The weekly summary said:
A good week. Poor, dear Guerly died--a blessing. T. went to town with Pops on Friday and I made a stuffed animal--Guerly, a puppy-face pillow.
Whenever I read Chines stories I'm filled with inspiration. Long live the workers, peasants and soldiers--the masses! We were supposed to go this week but we got an extension. A good week. Thank you.
The "Chinese Stories" I was referring to was mentioned in the last update-- the book was called"Seeds". They were written to be inspiring. Though I think I was sort of feeding in to the propaganda, as well, given what was going on at the moment. I still have it. I should read it again... though books tend to put me to sleep these days.
Monday, August 22, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. Went to biscayne with Mom and T. Saw Diana, her mother and brother. Mom cried. (No one saw her.) Came back. Heard "strange Homecoming." 3 Star United came (except Diana); Sonia, Bev, and Sharon. Gave Sharon some clothes. They left. Talked to Speedy. Mr. Jones + Pops came for boxes + trunks. They left. Showered, put on P.js. Heard "Dulci." Pops came back. Went to bed. Thank You.
I think this was the day Bigbear finally got through to "Mamabelle" on the phone, to tell her we were coming. Notice I don't really mention Mamabelle too much after that.
Tuesday, August 23, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. Fed Greta. It rained all day today. It started at 4:00 am last night.
Wednesday, August 24, 1977
Got up medium. Showered, Dressed. Me, Mom and T. Went to biscayne. Came back. Pops went to town. Helped with fire. Heard "Strange Homecoming." Ate. Me and Mom played scrabble. Rested. Pops came home with 3 packages from Mamabelle, containing books. Looked at them. Talked to Speedy. Then all the Calebs came, and we met Lisa. She's nice.
Thursday, August 25, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. T Fed Greta. Me + Mom went to Biscayne.
Friday, August 26, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. Me, Mom and T all went to biscayne. Came back. Looked at the "Star". Cleaned the callaloo patch on the side. Heard "Strange Homecoming". Helped with fire. Ate. Rested. Got up. Talked to Speedy. The rest of the afternoon is sort of blank. Thank you, Mr. O.
Saturday, August 27, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. Rested. Read. Heard "CCFC". Ate. Rested. Played Scrabble. Had Sabbath School. then we all went to biscayne, and bought a picnic. We aw Beverly +Sonia. Came back. Ate. Put on pjs. Went to bed. Thank you, Mr. O.
Sunday, August 28, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed Helped with Fire. Ate at about 10:45. Don't remember much more.
There was no "weekly summary," just a drawing of Pegasus. The psalm for Sunday, Psalm 90, is the only one in the book of psalms attributed to Moses. It is a family favorite.
Monday, August 29, 1977
Got up medium. Dressed. All 3 of us went to biscayne. Saw Mrs. Jones--the last time. Pops went to town. Cooked. Heard "Strange Homecoming". Ate Rested. Pops came back.
And from that day forward... things were never the same again...