Sunday, Dec 5, 1943
Today my parents decide to drive into New York City for an extended visit with Abe’s family. “They’re still loading Susie down with gifts. That baby is really smothered in blankets, sweaters, toys and whatnot, “ she wrote to her parents that evening. One relative even gave me a miniature diamond ring in gold! Back in Connecticut, Sunday is a day of rest for my grandparents. They read the paper in the morning and take a walk with their dog, always a German Shepherd and always named Riki-Tikki-Tavi for the character in “The Jungle Book.” What better day to take in a movie and what better choice than the newly released “Lassie Come Home” with Roddy McDowell? Note that cast member Elizabeth Taylor was so little known, she didn’t get a credit on the poster.