Gene’s 44th birthday.
He sleeps late – after his coffee writes letters – and plays the gramophone.
Boll and Baumgardner to dinner. Vera outdoes herself. We love fresh oyster stuffed (fresh) turkey – and all that goes with it – ice cream and 2 birthday cakes!

Give Gene heaps of records (he wanted) and a beautiful “Native” heavy black silk-kimono – the kind he likes.
He receives innumerable telegrams.
Seems more cheery