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Date: Thursday, August 7, 1958
Place: Rome
Weather: Hot

That darn ear of mine! You’d think after a week the ache would go away, but no, mine had to get worse!!

Woke up this morning with the ear all stuffed up and an awful pain in it, but decided to go shopping anyway. Sure didn’t feel like buying anything but did get those darling yellow custom-made heels ($20.00) that Sue and I saw in the window during our travels last night.

Then back to Dr. Stallone’s! He said my ear was worse so he washed it out and I actually thought I would die! Did it hurt. Had another shot of penicillin! Cheers on spending $20.00 on doctor bills and medicine. He asked me if I had ever punctured my ear drum and thought it might be perforated! The B— family certainly has a sickly daughter! After a cheeseburger at the restaurant which I couldn’t eat, I went home and John made me go right to bed. I really had a fever and I was just burning up. John called the doctor and got some pain pills for me and the doctor said for me to stay in bed and I couldn’t go swimming. Won’t that be fun on the Riviera?

I really felt bad cause I couldn’t go out on my date however I had John running in at all hours to give me my pills etc.


Roman cuisine (La Cucina Romana) is based on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients often found in the Campagna, a lowland plain that surrounds Rome. The presence of Jewish immigrants in Rome has had a noticeable influence on the city’s food.

Much of Roman cuisine reflects old traditions that were based in poverty – people cooked with whatever was cheap and available, often things that would be discarded by the well-to-do. Inexpensive cuts of meat known as quinto quarto (offal – internal organs and entrails) were commonly used in cooking. Popular vegetables include artichokes, fava beans, and peas.



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