Monthly Archives: September 2016

More on eating bugs

Saturday, Sept. 30, 1944 In his letter today, Daddy defended himself against the whole bug issue. “About the insect diet – she hasn’t eaten them,” he wrote about me. “She just munches until we fish them out of her mouth. … Continue reading

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“When He Comes Home”

Friday, Sept. 29, 1944 The post-war world will be very different from one we’re living in now. For one thing, returning veterans will have been to parts of the world they once knew only from geography class. For another, they … Continue reading

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How to eat bugs

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1944 I’ll bet Daddy is sorry he told the family about how I ate a dead bee. He’s been besieged by grandparents and other family about the whole flap. My Grandma wrote, “It turns my stomach to … Continue reading

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For Allies, two steps forward and one back

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1944 Not a day to celebrate: The Office of War Information has issued a statement that the war against Japan is likely to take another one and a half to two years even after we win defeat … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 1944

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1944 Tonight I will be able to join Mommy and Daddy in one of the most sacred meals of the Jewish year: the meal we’ll share this evening before sundown as they prepare to fast the next … Continue reading

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Daddy’s plan for Germany

Monday, Sept. 25, 1944 If you think the Allied post-war plan for Germany is harsh, take a look at what Daddy wrote home. Keep in mind that he has bitter memories of his brief experiences there in 1932 and knows … Continue reading

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What to do about Germany?

Sunday, Sept. 24, 1944 The Nazis may have been fighting desperately but the Allies were already working on post-war planning. What to do about Hitler and Germany was the question for Allied leaders at the Second Quebec Conference in Quebec … Continue reading

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