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I was back at the Parker House and in bed at 2 AM after a very memorable evening. And Ernie told me quite a number of interesting and encouraging things about the locomotive situation.

Boston, Mass.
Saturday, Mar. 9, 1940.

Was down at the office at 10:15 AM and had a session there with Neal and Roy until noon. Dinner at Thompson's Spa and back to the hotel alone. Ernie told Roy this morning that he felt awful and as he didn't mention our tentative date tonight, it left me pretty much up in the air. Roy invited me to dinner this evening but I thought I'd better turn that down too on account of Ernie. The upshot was Ernie never did call and I begin to think perhaps he didn't even remember his remark last night. I spent most of the afternoon and all the evening in my room getting the journal caught up and starting Larry Richardson's new job. It's just as well probably that I didn't go out -- more drinking -- maybe late to bed again.

Doc Millan phoned into the office this morning and was terribly upset. Apparently he doesn't have kidney stones but they fear a growth in his bowel! I don't blame him for worrying. They are going to make tests, take x-rays, etc. I am awfully afraid of trouble but hope it will turn out a false alarm.

I phoned home at 7 PM and felt 1000% better to hear Willie say the family is all right, Bab's eye practically well, and no ill effects on Rog from the "glass incident."
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