Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1943
Lois was irate: “My next-door neighbor has been offering me all kinds of advice as to how to keep Abe out of the army. When I tell her that he feels he has to go, she tells me that I ought to be more selfish and make him stay home and take care of me and the baby…As far as being selfish is concerned, I’m more selfish than she thinks. What can a woman offer a man that will silence the voice of conscience in him? And if she drowns it out now, he will never forgive her and will attribute all subsequent misfortune to having let her talk him out of doing what he felt he out to do.” Allied forces in the Pacific had now taken Bougainville Island. Russian troops had cut off the retreating German Army and killed 7,000 Nazis.