"Sun shone so day not so long. Margaret & Tommy came to play all morning. Lunch day at school so Bob came home late. Still working on Bob's kimono. Yamada-san says she will make Ann's--easier to make than to tell me how. Such a lot of work. Jimmy's birthday so Bob ate supper with him."
Diary Entry: March 6, 1954
"Rebecca & Angela came early to have lunch with us. Angela shy & lonesome but had a good time. After lunch Bob went to a party at Bray's. After Jelliffes left Ann & I walked up & Ann had cake & ice-cream. Bray children came home with us & played. Read new "Silver Bells" thru before bedtime."
Diary Entry: March 7, 1954
"Cooked all morning. Made gingerbread & mixed sweet rolls. After lunch Yamada-san brought Ann's kimono to shorten. Ann refused flatly to try it on. Used another robe to measure & get it fixed. Ann dressed up in it with tabi & geta after Yamada-san went home. Children & I took walk into mts.
Wind terribly cold. Found a lake. Cities so plain on all sides.
Baked rolls & sent some to Yamada-san. They were wonderful. Painted a while after children in bed. B home at 9:20."
NOTE: For several gingerbread recipes, find them in these posts if interested: