Wednesday, May 10, 1944
Home but not home. Mommy is packing up our few things. When she takes breaks, she pushes me in my carriage around the Carlisle Barracks grounds. The air is fragrant with blossoming cherry trees. There are some activities at the Barracks, especially with Mothers Day coming up on the 14th. The German government’s response: sending out cards to the millions of women whose sons and husbands have died during the war. Each card has inspirational quotes from Hitler, Goebbels, and others assuring the women that their men have not died in vain but somehow live on, kind of like they’re in Valhalla.