Monday, Sept. 18, 1944
This was not a peaceful way to start the New Year. All morning Mommy was mad at the way the GOP has been slinging mud at FDR. Then Daddy came home with letters from Grandma and Grandpa and Mommy learned for the first time about the devastating hurricane. He found a big chunk of someone’s roof on the sidewalk and 4” inches of water in the basement of the store. There are downed trees everywhere. “And some stubborn good for nothing, all the warnings notwithstanding, had to be rescued by boat from Fairfield Beach.” A news blackout kept us all literally in the dark.