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Mary Caudle
Andre Nicoletti
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Large Russian type hats & sleeves hanging a foot beyond the hand - creating interesting movements - quite colorful.

Dinner at Inya Gardens - Lake is pretty - the air heavenly - Nicolletti has quite a complex about his father who must be an interesting personality. He is still a practicing surgeon at 79 - was an engineer & is still a good pianist with a good tenor voice. Andre asked me to give his regards to his father when I reach Rome.

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AM - Finished water color -
3 o'clock - Beata Welsing visit - made quick sketch, & worked on it after 5 when I got home. 

Eve - at 7 - cocktails at Mary Caudle, Louis' secretary. Spinster, in her 40s - Lives well here - nice apt. of 5 rooms, well furnished, servant, car, etc. One couldn't possibly live on this scale in the States - Besides


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Wednesday, Feb. 2  
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having a full social life.

After the party, Phil. Hauser, the Bryants, Tatichiffs, & Macarthur Carman, Louis, Dorothy & I - with Mrs. Barnes went to Annise Restaurant for late dinner. Gay & talkative - everyone high and dead tired, including myself.

Thursday, Feb. 3

AM. Lucy's portrait -

Lunch with Lucy at the Continental & then to Art shop to return stretchers. 
4-5.30 - Dorothy & the children's portrait 

Evening - cocktails on battleship to meet Sir Charles & Lady Lambe - He is Chief Commander of our fleet in the East. To be followed by dinner of the Union Bank of Burma Commission at Sally-San Lin

Aboard the battleship, New Castle, everything was gay & festive as could be. We had waited to see the naval band march & play (very well
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