June 25 1947 Olga had a cardiograph today but Bartram says he will discuss results with Dr. Simpson before they will know. January 13 1944 Today, Bob Douglas was announced dead. Friday January 14 1944 Went to Strathroy to visit Kay Parker. Dick Pencombe and Bob Osteryard came over and we danced. About 4:30 we went down into town and had something to eat. Bob is cute, an American, soon to join the US Air Force. June 26 1947 Called London to see how Olga was and Jane McPherson who is staying there tonight says Olga's face is swollen and headaches are still bad - Paul and I are driving down tonight to stay until Mum gets back. June 27 1947 Stayed with Olga all last night and will sleep in her room tonight. She is very sick and I don't think Simpson is paying enough attention to her condition. I got next to no sleep and was terribly tired today. Dr. is coming tomorrow. January 15 1944 We went skating at night until around ten o'clock. We went back to Kathryne's and changed our clothes so that we could go dancing at the town hall. Went dancing and had lots of fun. Bob had the habit of chewing the back of my hair on my forehead. Went out to eat afterwards then we went home. I hope to see him again and I hope he comes to London soon. Sunday January 16 1944 Slept late at Parkers, came home on the 5:45. Went out for dinner with Mr. Seigrest and mom. Baskette and Doug Knowles were there. Monday January 17 1944 Slept in this morning. Went to school this afternoon, thrilled to pieces because of Bob Osteryard. Got the front of my hair feather-cur. Mom went down town on the bus with Fred. He told mom that his brother Erwin had a baby boy. June 28 1947 Spoke to Simpson on phone yesterday and he shocked me by saying that Olga had only a year to go - maybe less. I can't believe it - yet instinctively know it's maybe less. Why didn't he warn us of such a dangerous condition? He saw Olga today and told her she was to have "no visitors:. She has sub-acute edema now and blood pressure has been as high as 220. He said three years ago he put her life span at about 28. Why didn't he tell us then how serious it was? Mum came home but wasn't told the whole story. June 30 1947 George knows everything and is going to see the Dr. soon. Paul and I stayed at Aunt Jean's and Eric's Sunday and I took a sleeping pill. Everything reminds me of Olga and I wish we had done many more things together. I love her so much and life will not be nearly as gay and worthwhile when she goes. If only I could convey to her how much I love her. Thursday January 20 1944 Alice got her hair cut very short to-day, almost feather-cut - It looks mal cute. Went to Labatt's to-day and saw all my old friends in the mailing department. It was fun seeing them again. July 02 1947 We got home today July 02, Tuesday and are going to London tomorrow. Einer got a dachshund puppy for Olga because we told him she wanted one. We will deliver it tomorrow and will stay until Friday evening. Friday January 21 1944 Saw G.P. today, didn't thrill me in the least. Stayed home to-nite to clean silver. K. Parker came up with D.P. to go to the movie. Dick said he would give Bob, my love and I told him to bridge Bob up to London some time. Gee I was thrilled. August 08 1947 Olga has been sick on and off all during July. Not too bad though. She left with Uncle Eric for Bayfield today - The trip may do her some good. August 10 1947 Olga was sick in Bayfield. She didn't tell Aunt Jean how really bad she was. August 12 1947 Olga has improved a bit and is enjoying her stay in Bayfield. August 23 1947 Olga not very well all during this month. Has spells of feeling alright and then gets a headache. Bob McBride is very attentive and he is someone to aide Olga over "until I get well enough to find someone else" she says. Friday February 18 1944 To-day I phoned up Fred and asked him if he would like to go to the co-ed dance this year. Much to my amazement he said yes and he also said he would give me a ring to-morrow around one o'clock. September 08 1947 Olga has another uraemia attack and this time will likely be the last. Paul and I in London for the weekend (6&7) and I stayed on to look after Olga. Her face is a bit swollen, but not much. Headaches unbearable. September 09 1947 Got two nurses in to look after Olga. She knew Dorry quite well as Bob used to take her out. Olga starting to want bed-pan but kidneys not functioning. Head bad. Dr. ordered Morphine pills but they don't seem to agree with her. September 10 1947 Olga removed to hospital. I went in ambulance with hew. She can't see awfully well. Is terribly brave and still has great faith. September 11 1947 Olga's face very swollen and neck the same way. She wanted a mirror but we wouldn't give her one. Headache not as bad. Pantapon has been substituted for Morphine and seems to work better. Mum and I are with her constantly - doing it on shifts. Dr. Simpson delayed to call Dr. Brian but finally did. Brian very nice and explained haw a good kidney acts nephritis and goes to uraemic stage. Simpson told Olga may go any time if a blood vessel breaks. Blood pressure was 260 today! Temperature quite high. Olga perspires a lot now on the forehead. Sleeps a lot. Was delirious on the 1 1th but clear-headed now. Swelling not as bad, but she told me she had been wrong in believing she would recover. Talks about dying a lot. Breathing very labored now. Tonight they gave her Oxygen which only frightened her and did no good. She has very little time left. Saturday February 19 1944 Fred called about a quarter to two and we talked only for about fifteen minutes. He was then going skiing so that we had to cut the conversation. September 15 1947 Chest is filling up with fluid. Mum and I are with her from 1 o'clock on until 6:30 - when Olga died. She was unconscious for about and hour or so before death. She was too sweet and young to die. I don't think there is a kind God anywhere. September 17 1947 Olga's body and face look beautiful now. She got so many flowers and people are all saying "goodbye" to her. Funeral today. Olga has gone, but my first little girl will be named Olga Isabel and I will tell her a great deal about my other own dear Olga. Monday August 07 1944 Today is my birthday - I am eighteen!