On the eve of the New Year, Pat’s mother died. We buried her on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1945, in the town cemetery.
She died an agonizing death. May her soul rest in peace.
After her burial, plans were made by us to evacuate to Barrio Paitan across the river, where the Bayabos family had a homestead farmed by relatives.
Without our patient to look after, Pat and everybody became relieved of that burden and leaving the town was everybody’s decision.