In my first iWeb version of my Honeylights site, I stopped with Betty's diary entry on May 4, 1945 — the day Ang arrived home. My second attempt (with Wordpress) never made it into 1945 because I stopped posting when the site was hit by malware in December 2014.
But of course, their lives went on into and beyond May of 1945, and so I'll continue to post stories beyond Ang's arrival home.
Ang and Betty Adams were pretty busy in May 1945. Ang arrived home just in time for Greek Easter and his parents 25th Anniversary. Betty's mother came for a visit and of course there were plenty of family and friends to catch up with. Unfortunately, I don't recognize many of the names of people. Some of the places have been mentioned previously in letters or Betty's diary. What a busy social life!
Tuesday May 1. Ang called late last night—He’ll be home in a couple of days! Worked around house—downtown and met Jen. Painted desk. Worked hard.
[May 2. No entry]
May 3. Had a wire from Ang. He’ll be home Saturday. Washed bathroom.
May 4. Painted bathroom in morning. Shopping and when we got home, Ang was here. Yip! Sure good to see him. Bed late—here we go.
May 5. Up early. Ang to Ft. Sheridan. To Peg’s in evening and then up to Kay’s with family. Bed about 2:00. Ang to Miami for distribution.
May 6. To late Mass. Greek Easter — happy day. Corsons over, also Peg eta al. Met Reardons & Wilson at Beritz. To Reardons until very late.
May 7. Rained all day. Ang out looking for auto. To Reardons - then to dinner and town for evening. To Reardons again. Late.
May 8. Over to G’s - Wilson there. Up to G’s apartment for drink. To Peg’s for minute then to movies. Sat and talked. So late again.
May 9. Met Ang downtown and we shopped. No luck on uniforms. bot Adams china. Jen & Peg to show & Blackhawk. Rainy. Late.
May 10. To church today. Ang out looking for car again. Took Adams to dinner for anniversary. Met Bud later & to Reardons. Had a bite to eat. 3:30.
May 11. Ang went to church this morning. Had a bath and loafed all P.M. To Isabelle’s for dinner & then to movie. Late.
May 12. Slept late today. Have an awful cold - rested all P.M. To Bud’s for dinner then to Stevens with crowd. Bite to eat, then home.
May 13. Late Mass. To Aunt Nicky’s for dinner — there all P.M. Then to Baffes in evening. Rainy. Jim home. To bed early - 12:00
May 14. Mother arrived today. Good to see her. At Peg’s all day. Rained all day. Kids over in evening. Very nice party. Very late! But good time.
May 15-16. No entries.
May 17. Rainy all day. Stayed home and wrote letters. People in the evening. Not too bad. Bed late.
May 18. Shopping all afternoon - not much luck though. Had dinner downtown and to a movie - alone with Ang. Company when we got home.
May 19. Did laundry. Went to depot to see Reardon’s off. Picked car up today. Out to Bit & Briddle in evening. Not too late - for a change.
May 20. Late Mass. Warm and close all day but sure felt good. Family down in evening for get-together. Sleep about 3:00.
May 21. Got the car all taken care of - insurance and such. To Ft. Sheridan for ration. Spent evening at McGaheys. Bed at 5:00. Dead
May 22. Up at noon - to Mother’s all afternoon and did ironing. Downtown and had dinner and saw a movie. Bed early.
May 23. Had the car worked on today. Did laundry. Cleaned up and pick up Mother and Peg. To Stevens for dinner. Nice time. Bed 12:30
May 24. Up early and washed. Downtown to bank and met Bud. He’s all hepped on some idea. To Mother’s for dinner. Got an 8 day extension. Yip!!!!
May 25. Fellows downtown with Coasters today. Unpacked and straightened up room. Read all evening and to bed early.
May 26. Up about 9:00 but went back to bed when Ang left. Slept till 2:00. Out in evening to “Bit.” Real nice time. Home late.
May 27. To 10:00 Mass. Met Bud and Pat. Had brunch at Pump Room. Up to Kays in P.M. Brought Peg home early. Read papers. Sleep 11:00.
May 28. Over to O’Brien’s and then downtown to see lawyer. Had lunch then home. I napped then to late movie.
May 29. Up to Mother’s in afternoon. Car developed leak in gas tank - woe. Had farewell dinner with Bud. Out later with J. McGahey.
May 30. Up to Mother’s in afternoon and spent evening. Kay et al down for dinner. Lovely day for a change. Took some pics.
May 31. Downtown in morning shopping. Rained again. Sewed in PM - a hem etc. Out in evening to Rapas. Talked and late.
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Joni Adams Sesma, daughter of Angelo and Elizabeth Adams. Ang served on Corsica with the 57th Bomb Wing, 340th Bomb Group, 486th Bomb Squadron. April 1944-April 1945.