Feb 12 Friday

Still settling in.
To Lugano: bought various small things: an Italian bed spread at Innovatione1 and cushions 13.40 francs in all. Tour round shops in Paradiso.
Writing post cards.
Got first mail.
Schw & Str to housewarming.
Motto for Lugano: "Visitors are begged to leave this apartment in the same condition as that in which they would ×××× [indecipherable] wish to find it."
Christmas roses brought from Mount San Salvatore by children "Fiores belli2" (Short story, & dear).

Editorial Notes

1department store? eds.
2 "beautiful flowers"? eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Paradiso

    Lugano, Switzerland
    a suburb outside Lugano where RG and LR rented a "half-house" eds.
  • Mount San Salvatore

    Pazzallo, Lugano, Switzerland

People Mentioned

  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG