Monthly Archives: August 2016

Denver homecoming

Thursday, Aug 31, 1944 We’re snug in our new motel home. It has housekeeping facilities and is pretty comfortable. The problem is we don’t know how long we’ll be here. Daddy took the room for a week. Tomorrow he’ll report … Continue reading

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Tire Trouble in Kansas

Wednesday, Aug 30, 1944 We barely made it out of Kansas today. I’d better let Mommy tell the story: “The tire with the recap decided to shed the overlaid rubber and we were stuck in the middle of the flat … Continue reading

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Sweden in Kansas

Tuesday, Aug 29, 1944 We’re actually in Kansas tonight, not Illinois. In Scandia, to be exact, because the day didn’t go as planned. First, the laundry wasn’t dry at all this morning. In fact, Mommy wrote, “It was wetter than … Continue reading

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Where Party Lines Are Not Important..

Monday, Aug 28, 1944 After the Shenandoah ridges and rolling Ohio country, we’re here at Jacksonville, Indiana motel in the midst of flat farmland as far as the eye can see. We rarely get news on the radio but the … Continue reading

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Two ways to look at the war

Sunday, Aug 27, 1944 There are two ways to look at this war. The hopeful one is, as these girls speculate, that it’s almost over. But the other one – and far more scary – is that Germany is pretending … Continue reading

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The Seneca Trail

Saturday, Aug 26, 1944 Here we are in Elkins, West Virginia at the Hotel Tygart after visiting Luray Caverns. The hotel is a nice place, built in 1907, and it’s right on The Seneca Trail. Daddy says the Trail was … Continue reading

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Deep inside Luray Caverns

Friday, Aug 25, 1944 The car was packed and we were ready by 11 AM for the first leg of our trip back to Denver. But first came Daddy’s graduation. Cousin Ruth came with us to the ceremony and gave … Continue reading

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