Thursday, May 6, 1943
As she neared the end of her second trimester in good health, my mother must have read today’s ads with special attention. By this time next year, she would be a mother. Even so, I doubt she cared about perfume. But she loved chocolate all her life so a box of candies might be the ticket. Cards were not advertised. The greeting card industry was still in its infancy and card stock might have been limited in wartime. With the Russians driving west, many countries in their path faced a dilemma, fearing that liberation from the Nazis would come a the price of freedom. Note to the gullible: Stalin sent a personal letter to reporter Ralph Parker insisting that he really really wanted to see a strong independent Poland established after the war. Right!