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as the two girls probably talked half the night.  Dolores will be riding half of tonight on the bus to her grandmother's up in western Pennsylvania.  She has to go over the mountains,- a rough trip.  They live up near the mining country.  Her grandfather's farm has natural gas that he pipes into his house to use for working & heating.

The planes have been roaring overhead all day long.  Mrs. Allard called up a little while ago to ask it they didn't make me nervous too.  She said she supposed it was part of the defense system set up, and she hoped if there was going to be any bomb dropping it would come and get over with it!  But I don't believe we are that near catastrophe.  They are probably taking precautions, though.  There has been a big military funeral at Ft. Myer and the cannon has been booming out its salute.

I am taking potatoes for supper and have served up some peaches that I put up years ago.  With a little cinnamon & sugar added, they are excellent,-we just had one quart jar of them & Sid wanted me to open another.    I made some cookies as the Australians are coming to bid us an eternal farewell tomorrow afternoon.  They are rather good.  Here is the recipe:

½ cup crisco }
½ cup brown & ½ cup white sugar } mixed.
1 beaten egg }

mix {1¼ cups sifted flour plus ½ teas soda + ¼ teas. baking powder  salt
{ 1 cup oatmeal
{ 1 cup Krispies (rice)
{ ½ cup cocoanut.

work [[strikethrough]] roll [[/strikethrough]] whole mixture .. together and then take out little pieces, size of walnut, roll in hand & put on cookie tin & flatten with fork and bake.  Doris

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