Monthly Archives: January 2016

“He loved me as dearly as I loved him”

Monday Jan. 31, 1944 I’ve taken a little break the war these past few days but the war is hardly taking a break from me and my family. On the Pacific Front, the Allies have invaded the Marshall Islands. In … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters – A Gaggle of Cousins

Sunday Jan. 30, 1944 As I said, the house was a family magnet. I don’t remember this myself but the pictures tell the story. At any one time, there were four or five of us in high chairs, on a … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters and The Great Depression

Saturday Jan. 29, 1944 The house in Brooklyn was spacious enough for my grandmother and my own family. It was a lucky break when Abe’s father bought the two-story house in Brooklyn in 1928. A skilled jeweler, he came here … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters – Brooklyn roost

Friday Jan. 28, 1944 The brick house on a corner in Brooklyn couldn’t have been more welcoming for me. It has a small backyard and an inviting stoop for watching the older children play while the grown ups chat. My … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters – In Brooklyn

Thursday Jan. 27, 1944 Waiting for his Army call up, my father has decided to document life in Brooklyn. He calls this “Winter Quarters” and doesn’t know how much longer he’ll have with his mother, widowed only a few years … Continue reading

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How to feel like a millionaire – even if you’re not

Wednesday Jan. 26, 1944 “I hear your pocketbook suffers a money deficit most of the time,” my grandpa wrote to my mother. “We’d rather supplement you a dollar, loan or no loan. So I have changed it to $1.50. If … Continue reading

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Know your friends, know your enemies

Tuesday Jan. 25, 1944 “You can walk from one farm house to another in perfectly clear view of Velletri, Genzano and Albano – high on the hills above Rome – without getting a shot fired at you,” reported War Correspondent … Continue reading

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