Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mommy makes blueberry pie

Monday, July 31, 1944 Is there anything more American than blueberry pie in the summer? ‘nuf said!  

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Everybody into the pool…er, fountain

Sunday, July 30, 1944 It’s incredibly hot and muggy today. Here’s how some nurses at Walter Reed got relief. Not so hot: one of Mussolini’s love letters just surfaced. It’s mostly about his stomach problems. In agony from the gas … Continue reading

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Airedales on the battle front

Saturday, July 29, 1944 The star of the show at Fort Lewis, Washington is Tripod, a three-legged Airedale terrier. He lost one leg to shrapnel at Attu and would have died if a medical officer hadn’t stopped to amputate and … Continue reading

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Water, at last!

Friday, July 28, 1944 “The water was getting less and less. The girls had to lie down every few minutes and all we could do was wet rags into their mouths – finally it got so bad we all just … Continue reading

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How Daddy nearly died of thirst

Thursday, July 27, 1944 “The walls kept getting higher and higher” as the group hiked the canyon. “About 10 o’clock we came to the end of the canyon. We couldn’t go any further on account of the rocks in the … Continue reading

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Lost on the way to the Dead Sea

Wednesday, July 26, 1944 “I got a knapsack and a canteen and we set out Friday night at 9 o’clock,” my father reads from a letter he sent from Palestine in July 1935. Grandma is pursing her lips, maybe because … Continue reading

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“Looking for an out”

Tuesday, July 25, 1944 Brooklyn is so different from Connecticut. I don’t have other children to play with at Mommy’s house but I do have a dog, a huge wrap-around porch, and a big backyard. There isn’t much of a … Continue reading

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