“Come home to Papa and Mamma, dear children.”

Friday, Oct. 29, 1943

The letter my mother received today couldn’t have been more perfect for a Sabbath dinner. My grandfather wrote, “Just read Abe’s letter. I have surmised as much, in fact, in talking to your mother, Abe, when she asked me if Lois couldn’t sway you not to do it, or rather – that we the parents should see to it that Lois should do it. I answered her that, most likely our Lois surely must have talked it over enuf and weighed every important phase of life affected by that important move. The decision must be the final result. And if Lois should want to stubbornly insist on the negative, it would remove the taste of future life perhaps for ever. I myself am under the impression that the far sighted Abe feels that our future generations will measure parents by how much they have contributed towards the expected dream of what our future Victory-won life would be like.” He then urged, “Come home to Papa and Mamma, dear children, and stay with us as long as conditions would allow.”

Light the Sabbath candles and say a blessing on behalf the Greatest Generation and their parents.

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