Dear Diary,

Bob Crosby took Bing’s place on KMH tonight, because Bing and Bob Hope are still “charitying,” but Bing will be back on his program next week. On the other hand, Bob Hope will continue his tour of army camps and other volunteer service work until the end of the season. Gosh, his poor family! By the time the season is over it will have been over a month since he left California. He must miss them a lot, because last Tuesday he closed the show with “Good-night, Linda,” and he very seldom does that. In fact, I think it’s about the fourth time he’s ever done it. Pretty soon Tony will be getting old enough to know who’s speaking to him on the radio and Bob will direct his “Good-nights” to him.

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Dear Diary,

For a few minutes tonight I thought Bob Hope’s program was slipping, but believe me it picked up. Oh, pos. Instead of giving a song version, tonight he dramatized the first chapter of his book.

Bob did something tonight that I don’t believe he has ever done on the air before. His last words on the program were, “Good-night, Linda.” I really believe it is theĀ  first time he has done that, and I like it. I hope he makes a habit of it, because for a while Jack Benny was about the only prominent comedian who ever said good-night to his daughter over the radio.