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 us one of husband’s fruit cakes. Mommy says it will be heavenly to munch on during the long drive. After the ceremony, we drove her back to her base and headed West. Daddy planned the trip so we can visit Luray Caverns and spend our first night in West Virginia. Mommy wrote that the Caverns were “quite a thrill. They have a system of lights rigged up and the guard turned them off for a minute to let us know what complete darkness is like. Now I know what it means not to be able to see your hand in front of your face.” The news from Europe just keeps getting better and better. The bells are ringing in Paris at last and DeGaulle is waiting to enter. Our troops have now taken Honfleur and Cannes.
Light the Sabbath candles.