September, 1926, Wednesday 15

At last Páp is coming back from Germany. Mám and I went at 10 to the quays and stayed till we saw the ‘Killarney’ and then walked along waving to Páp whom we saw quite plainly. He is looking very well, though a bit thin….

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December, 1926, Sunday 19

Sophia stayed with us last night. Not having been to bed till 2, we all slept out till 12 Mass at Cathedral. There was a wonderful practice for the Christmas celebrations – Schubert’s Mass which Páp is doing with 8 in band and over 80…

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December, 1926, Thursday 30

Wrote long letters to Fr. Engelmann, and to Grossmutter [grandmother in Dachau] and went shopping with Mám. After dinner we carried the table out of the dining-room and prepared the room for about 20 people who came shortly afterwards for Mám’s repetition of her concert….

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