May 26 — We left Zielst at 9:30 A.M. and arrived at Army H.Q., Hengelo at about 2 P.M., but did not get away from there until 9 P.M. so did not arrive back home until the middle of the night.
May 27 — Had a very bad cold, but was very busy so could not go to bed. Our first draft of eighteen men for the Army of Occupation arrived. No. 10 F.S.U. and three nurses were called away.
may 24 — Johnny, Joep, Get and I drove over to 8 C.G.H. at St. Michels Castle and attended Marg Lates reception. Saw Helen Bright, Shorty Erswell and Neil, then started for Tilburg where we visited my old billet, and then drove home later in the evening.
May 25 — Jackie started to school at ’s-Hertogenbosch. In the evening we caught the cat who had eaten one of his canaries so we drowned it. I wrote a beautiful poem “In Memoriam”
A black slinky creature
Hunting birds on our lot
Became terribly careless
And so he got caught
Now out in the garden
Neath a rose bush he lays
And the motto is this
“That crime never pays”
Tomorrow evening we start back to Germany. I wonder what my orders will be when I again reach Army H.Q.
May 21 — Wet and chilly. The same uninteresting day. Maj. Kitchen from 2CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) in for lunch. Tony arrived back at us tonight after an absence of five months.
May 23 — Ordered to report at Amry H.Q. in Hegelo, Holland. Left BAd Zwischenahn at 8:30 and came by Leer, Meppen, Lingen, in Germany, crossed the border into Holland and reported to Army in Hengelo. Had a talk with Brig. Elder then started for Zielst until Sunday, when I must report to Army again. Drove to Arnhem, Nijmegen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven and arrived at Zielst at 6 P.M. All the family were home excepting Get who was away at school at Reusel, so we drove over and got her. We all had a party here that night.
May 20 — Chilly today. Several Marine Officers and 2 MAC Officers were in to lunch. Visited Corps this afternoon. Not much excitement
any where, still looking for Hans but he has not arrived yet. Hans arrived during the evening.
Ordered this morning to open an Infectious Wing and we are joined today by the Exhaustion Unit. We certainly have some sized unit now. Today three boys from the 2nd Light Field Ambulance from Italy dropped in for a visit. They were in my section and are spending a few days with us.