Thursday, Sept. 7, 1944
Mommy is so angry! She’s reading aloud some of the “housing wanted” ads and typing them up to send to her folks. Here are some examples: “We have an eleven-month old angel girl. Please someone help us find a nice roof for her head. Up to $100. Army Captain, really desperate.” Or how about this one: “Officer’s wife, two daughters, husband overseas, desperately anxious to find small furnished apartment. Please help!” Mommy says we were lucky and just happened to be around when this place hung out a “Vacancy” sign. She also says we’re lucky because we have a car, so far at least. “But most of these families don’t have their cars with them and they have to cover the town on foot,” she’s writing. “Even the taxis charge too much to the house-hunters. They’d rather get lots of fares and big tips.” She’s heard that the Army is going to be building some housing but the war may be over by the time it’s done. Lt. Gen George S. Patton’s army has reached the Moselle River and is preparing an assault of the Siegfried Line.