Russia invaded Czechoslovakia accompanied by East German, Bulgarian + Hungarian troops.
Busy Busy once again – up at 7:30 – washed blouse, shaved legs, made bed. Cleaned up more papers etc. Drove out to Flax + picked up Timmy’s water colors. They look lovely. Went to Neil Sloanes + George cut my hair really beautifully. Stopped to pick up the cake at Frieda Schroeders – Very Equine lion. Home + cleaned + puttered. Jane over at 1:00. We had a sandwich. I was going to take a nap all day but never got to it. We started in on the salad about 2:30 finished at 4:15. Janie went with me for ice. Mary made popcorn. Everything ready + set up by 7 o’clock. Lee + Ruth Garmes the first to arrive – Then Caro Jones + son Jack who’s a dear – After that it was fairly thick + fast. Dick + Sharon + Timmy. Bert + Barbara, Rae O’dell, Bill Tregoe + Dolores Quintar. Harry McDonald + Jan Hughes with Leon + Jenny Arness + a delightful guy from New Zealand named Andrew Stevens who had to leave early. Lane Allen arrived without date. Ed + May Brennan brought Dorothy Brisbois. Fran Turner + Dick Whitfield came with sister Dorothy Mc Cord + young English musician David Sharif (?) Murray McLeod + Jimmy Sullivan arrived with the incredible news that Russia had invaded Czechoslovakia. Too awful. Lee Hanna came with three guys – 2 young + a little difficult at first but after (as Mary P observed) realizing it wasn’t a very competitive party thawed out. Val de Vargas arrived after dinner + stayed late. We had about 36 of 38 people + everything went really extremely smoothly. The bitke was a great success + I sent bowls of it home with the Garmes, The Whitfields + Rae. Caro + Virginia Martindale made Leon open his presents which was very gay. Leon beaming. Everybody toured the house + made much of Mary’s painting. Think it may have been very good for her. I gave Lane a copy of my book for his children Scott + Laurie. Really felt it all went like a dream. Everyone helped + everyone had enough to eat + drink + had a good time Humbug was Mr. Perfect behavior. Party ended about 1 or 1:30. Cleared a little up + went to bed. Bill’s birthday is Sunday + David Lewis is having a party for him.