Advancing to the Siegfried Line

Friday, Sept. 1, 1944

We’re holding our breath: The Yanks are expected to be Germany within hours! The war has dragged on for six years – less for the USA – and the Nazis have suffered over a million casualties in just the last three months. And the Russians have just freed 1100 Yank airmen in Romania. Oh, and the Reds are joining up with Marshall Tito to bring Yugoslavian partisans into the Allied fold. On our Home Front, Daddy asked the Adjutant today about his assignment here in Denver. The adjutant “pretty much told him he could tell as much as a fortune teller, so we’ll look around for more permanent quarters,” Mommy wrote home today. But the good news is that Daddy will be a Teacher of Medicine to the medical technicians in training. He has to give two lectures a day. Mommy and Daddy had a big laugh over it because “he insists that he has never addressed a big group in his life.” Mommy ended the letter, “It sure is good to be back in Denver if for no other reason than the fact that my laundry dries in half an hour… and comes off the line fresh from the dry wind and clear sun, bleached and fluffed.”

Light the Sabbath candles

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