(These are her most recent – and possibly last – journal entries before she stopped writing, at age 96.)
Sept. 12, 2007 – I’m in my room. wake up wake up 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, wash face brush teeth, clean mouth, dress up, make up, go to living room, watch TV Tom come, work here with Gloria + coworker 7:30 a.m. eat breakfast, watch TV
Sept. 13, 2007 – thursday, wake up 7:30 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth go to living room, they have conference in the ” (living) room. Carlos + Norma will stay here, Gloria will pick them to Airport. 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.
Sept 14, 2007 – Friday. the same of Thursday.
Sept. 15, 2007 – Saturday ” of Friday
Sept. 16, 2007 – Sunday ” ” ”
Sept. 17, 2007 – Monday ” ” ”
Oct. 2, 2007 –
Wake up 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. watch Dr. Schuller service, 8:00 a.m. exercise drink hot chocolate + eggs for breakfast 10:00 a.m. went to Penney to put batteries on my watch Pulzar $7.95 + buy, eat breakfast inside building I paid 9.50 for breakfast. then buy my half heel black shoes for $34.66. I wear it now going to a party. Jude will pick me. Gloria go early to help the preparation. Judy pick me + Louie Don is with us also. Watch TV while waiting for Judy. I dress up. Left Concord 4:00 p.m. to Brentwood Tom Torlakson party for Supervisor, lots of food, drink we ate dinner, left home at 8:00 p.m. arrived Concord 8:40 p.m. go to bed + sleep. Gloria still there to help cleaning the place she arrived home 9:30 p.m.
wake up 6:30 a.m. take a bath, dress up 9:00 a.m. to St. Isidore church in Dublin for Memory of Sandy. – take pills – Good service Catholic church, all back here in Memorial. see Archie, Charito, Ernesto + wife Joven + wife, the Santos family, some old friends in Livermore. Joe Masquillui, Tom Torlakson attend the funeral campaigning from the people, Diana his wife is with him. All eat at Isidore open restaurant to eat lunch. Come back home at 3:00 p.m. take a rest too warm. Norma went with Norlyn to San Jose maybe 5:00 watch TV I heat rice adobo People eat rice + adobo, Tessie is cooking spagehty, salad + bread for second eating of dinner. Spagethy, bread, lasagna
Wake up 7:00 a.m. take a bath, dress up, roll my hair, make checks for Month of Dc. 1, 2001 – Xmas check to make on Dec. 20, 2001, eat crackers + hot chocolate. take 2 Dulcolax to throw, take pills, watch TV, to night I will tell Gloria to drive me to Safeway to buy
continue Nov. 30, 2001 Tylenol 2, tooth paste cookies. 11:00 take a nap. up 12:00 eat toast bread + hot chocolate for lunch. 3:30 p.m. peel squash to cook for dinner tonight, heat pork speribs, cook squash with coconut milk 6:30 p.m. John (Jon) + me eat dinner, Gloria, co worker Tom work here for one hour + co worker. then she left go to her office. 8:00 go to bed + sleep. throw today
Gloria + Louie left early 7:00 a.m. I wake up 7:00 a.m. exercise, watch TV eat 1 banana, crackers hot chocolate for breakfast, take pills, read newspaper 11:00 take a nap, up 11:30 p.m. eat toast + adobo, orange – lunch – juice, 4:00 p.m. cook rice, roast meat, heat chicken adobo eat watermelon for dinner tonight. Louie arrive 7:40 p.m. Gloria 6:30 arrived 6:00 p.m. watch TV, wash dishes, clean kitchen eat dinner with Gloria, she gave me stamps I’ll mail my contribution to Tom Torlakson Monday Aug. 9, 1999 $50.00 check. 8:00 p.m. wash dishes, clean kitchen, go to bed + sleep.
Wake up 6:30 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, fix bed, move my neck back + forth, eat 1 pandeleche, hot chocolate for breakfast take regular pills, 3 small pellets for my ears, 2 tums to digest my food. Watch TV 11:00 a.m. leave Concord go to Huntington Beach, dress up to go. 9:00 a.m. Glorias co worker + Tom come here to have a meeting in her office here in the house, Tom hug me + say Happy Birthday + said they receive the Xmas card to the family I give them with $50.00 check, I’m ready to go to Huntington Beach, pack my suit case. I eat rice, pork apritado + cake for lunch, water Left Concord Wednesday Dec. 18, 2002, 11:00 a.m. Louie drive us, Me, Judy. I drive to Oakland Airport 12:00 p.m. southwest fly 1:30 p.m. Arrived Los Angeles Airport 2:30 p.m. Arlyn pick us drive to Titing + Aurings house 3:00 p.m. There they prepare food Auring make pakbit, steak, Judy make vegetables salad. We ate dinner at 6:30 p.m. talk talk, laughing, 9:00 p.m. go to sleep, me + Judy share a big bed, Gloria on a big mattress at the floor. Wake up in the morning. Tita make pancake, bacon, eggs fried rice, coffee, hot chocolate for breakfast, watch TV, Tita, Judy, Gloria went shopping, I stay inside the house, watch TV. I throw her, Aurings house