Monthly Archives: April 2015

End of the Piano Wire

Friday, Apr. 30, 1943 All this month, Lois and her father had been exchanging updates on the piano wire. The abandoned piano on her porch did not yield the coveted wire without a fight. Lois wrote: “The piano wire, after … Continue reading

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An Early and Original Climate Change Theory

Thursday, Apr. 29, 1943 The unusually cold weather over Passover prompted this theorizing from Lois father: “About that weather temperature. I think you may or we all may chalk it up as one of the war miseries. All the smoke … Continue reading

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What To Do With Your Letters: Save ’em or Shred ’em?

Wednesday, Apr. 28, 1943 Lois received a prescient letter today from her father. She had told her parents she was saving all their letters and they, in turn, were saving hers: “I just happened to think about your incoming mail … Continue reading

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Win $3500 in anti-Axis slogan contest!

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 1943 There were many ways to deal with privation. Planning the week’s meals was certainly a taxing endeavor for many. But you could also stave off hunger pangs by trying your hand at the slogan contest above. … Continue reading

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1943 Ration-Point Diet: Week Three Menus

Monday, Apr. 26, 1943 This week’s menus offer balanced nutritious meals with plenty of variety. For Tuesday’s dinner, for example, enjoy egg and parsley timbales with mushroom sauce accompanied by cooked carrots, a green salad, and rhubarb betty with vanilla … Continue reading

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Kidnapped Baby Returned to Family!

Sunday, Apr. 25, 1943 In churches across the nation, religious leaders on Easter Sunday called for faith even though here were few chocolate eggs for the children to hunt or dazzling hats for women to wear. As if to underscore … Continue reading

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Hope Endures

Saturday, Apr. 24, 1943 Today Abe and Lois boarded the train in Pennsylvania Station for the trip back to Chicago. They were surely exhausted from the round of visits and disheartened at the news from the Bermuda Conference and the … Continue reading

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