Monthly Archives: March 2016

Color lots of Easter eggs, please!

Friday March 31, 1944 More bad news: One of our carriers was hit in the Philippines and the RAF has lost 96 bombers in a raid on Nuernberg while the Japanese have pushed farther into India. In the midst of … Continue reading

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Man from Mars holds baby from stars…

Thursday March 30, 1944 Just in time for the coming Sabbath – a picture to send home. Not sure how reassuring this one will be. From the look of it, my father is definitely being readied for a combat zone. … Continue reading

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Take one large coffee can and….

Thursday March 29, 1944 My father has set up a dark room in a closet. He processes film and the prints pictures with an enlarger he crafted from a huge PX coffee can. This way, all the family back home … Continue reading

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Living a gypsy life…

Wednesday March 29, 1944 A letter from home! Only two pages long but my mother is so happy to get it. My grandmother writes, “My Beloved Children, I am sorry that my beloved Susie is going through so much suffering. … Continue reading

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EXTRA! Woman Saves Man Power

Tuesday March 28, 1944 I can’t believe what women have to put up with! Just look at these two cartoons from yesterday. (My father couldn’t get a paper today so we’re rereading the one from Monday.) Now contrast these cartoons … Continue reading

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Costly Offensive ends after 12 Bloody Days

Monday March 27, 1944 The Battle of Cassino is failure. That’s the headline of the Harrisburg Evening Standard. The Nazis have regained the initiative, the paper says. The house is quiet – and not in a good way. My father … Continue reading

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Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner: Carlisle Greats

Sunday March 26 I’m not much of a football fan — yet.  But my parents are and they’re excited to learn more about nearby Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This school is famous for football greats such as Jim Thorpe, 1912 … Continue reading

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