Monthly Archives: September 2014

Blustery weather in Chicago and the Family

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1942 Another letter out today, from my father to his sister: “Now about Mom – I’m just at my wits end with her and I’m not going to get all excited or worry about it – so … Continue reading

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A Sad Angry Day

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1942 In the summer, my father had promised his sister that he’d visit New York in July – if his car held out. Now he was threatening a boycott. Today he wrote his sister: “Personally I’ve stopped … Continue reading

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What You Get in Chicago for $60 a Month

Monday, Sept. 28, 1942 Catching up with the Sunday paper after his turn On Duty, my father could not help but notice the Tribune’s front page headline about gas rationing set to begin Nov. 22. In addition, the speed limit … Continue reading

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—-And Now the Matzoh Balls

Sunday, Sept. 27, 1942 Continued cold, freezing with lowest temperatures near 30’, moderate to fresh winds. My father would be coming home later that day. He would welcome a bowl of homemade chicken soup with matzoh balls. You wouldn’t think … Continue reading

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Time to Make Chicken Soup

Saturday, Sept. 26, 1942 Light rain or drizzle, temps in the 40’s. A perfect time to make chicken soup. Here is my mother’s recipe. Fill a pot with chicken bones and cover with water. Add a scraped carrot, some chopped … Continue reading

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Cold In The Windy City

Friday, Sept. 25, 1942 Chicago weather was turning bitter. The high was 46 and the low 30.’ There was a light dusting of snow. Now, my father had warned my mother back in August about Chicago weather: “Bring everything you … Continue reading

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A Crime Is Solved

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1942 With mingled horror and relief Chicagoans read in the Chicago Tribune: “Son admits 2 Ax Murders.” Front page headlines once again featured war news, especially the success of the Russians pushing the Nazis back in Stalingrad. … Continue reading

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