Wednesday, Aug 23, 1944
“Two and a half more days before we hit the road again,” Mommy wrote to her folks. “We are well on the way to being all packed, and it is a good feeling to know that this trip will not be as hectic as the one we took here.” Even more optimistically, she added, “Today was a big day for me. I ironed all the laundry that Abe had done plus my regular Monday’s wash. You should have seen the pile of pajamas, dresses, playsuits, blouses, handkerchiefs, and whatnot. By the time this war is over, there won’t be a phase of housekeeping that I won’t have tried without success.” You can just feel a new buoyancy all around. People are actually letting themselves think about the end of this war.