Wednesday, August 14, 1963: Rose did our laundry and I read. Phone call from Willard Bascom offering me job on Marine Diamond project in South Africa. When I told him I was still involved with my Ph.D., he said he had talked with Inman who had consented for me to take a year's leave of absence. Isaacs had recommended me. Quite some consternation in the family. Evening visit of Cousin Mack Todd from Germany and grandson Peter.|
Friday, August 16, 1963: Hans and Carla went to Rotterdam leaving us to babysit Ronny. That evening we saw Hans' movies, including that of Majorca. We also carried the "sjoelbak" downstairs, some type of miniature shovelboard:
(notice the political move not to ship sjoelbaks to the USA to protest Iraq actions ....)
Saturday, August 17, 1963: In the morning, Hans took us shopping and eating "poffertjes" (little crepes with much butter and powdersugar), and in the evening we had a visit of Bangkok friends Jurre Kuipers and Jan Hempenius with his girlfriend Gerda.
Sunday, August 18, 1963: After the usual elaborate coffee drinking ceremony, Hans, Carla and Ronnie left, Rose knitted and I ordered Minox film and wrote a bit. First vestiges of boredom...