Will Lynch keeps hearing rumors of sailing dates for repatriation, but doubts most of them. Roselyn
May 9, 1942. Saturday. 153rd Day
Talk is about repatriation.
Japanese had big flag up at Race Course, celebrating alleged victory in Coral Sea.
Am having ear trouble. Darnit. I wonder what is cause of it.
May 10, 1942. Sunday. 154th Day
Good orchestra concert today, with ballet. Well done.
Date for sailing is now June 14, 1942, on Italian SS Conte Verde. Seems a bit "fishy" as she might turn raider.
Ear continues to bother me.
May 11, 1942. monday. 155th Day.
Saw British picture "Dark Eyes". Good music.
May 12, 1942. Tuesday. 156th Day.
Entered office today. Swiss now have charge and have the keys. Put copy of Will and copy of Assets into safe. Seems Japanese want to get the office, or as much as possible. Lease expired about April 1, 1942. I am thinking of sending my furniture to auction.
Introduction to Lynch Clan
My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
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