Diary Entry from Herb Michael (Opa's roommate)
Monday, December 21, 1942
355th Day - 10 Days to Follow
Tom, Lee, and I had a Christmas Party tonight.
Our presents were on a co-operaive basis. Tom and Lee gave me a bed-lamp, and then I helped each of them to get a present for the other, pajamas for Tom and a book on music for Lee.
We drank cokes, and ate cookies and peaches.
You guys. This Christmas party is so sweet. I love how kind and thoughtful his friends are with each other. The presents are practical and I love that they helped each other out. It actually sounds like the kind of Christmas party I'd be up for: simple, sweet, not too much fuss. Cokes, Cookies, and peaches.
I wonder where Opa went for Christmas. Did he go to the Shelley's? They seem to be his home away from home. How homesick he must have been... this Christmas will be the fourth year he wasn't home in Berlin with his mother.