Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1944
Grandpa and Grandma’s store has become a refuge to mothers whose sons are fighting overseas. They come to the store to share their sorrows with my Grandma. All three sons of one mother have been drafted, “She’s not ashamed to cry in public, that is, in the store,” Grandpa wrote. Another mother “was and is melancholy…she has no husband to share her sorrow with and has no other place to cry. But this morning a ray of sunshine, a customer complimented her on her appearance. She said, ‘I don’t care how I look to others as long as I will look good to my son when he comes home’.” Today’s ominous news: Hitler has take direct command of German troops and is gambling everything on a massive counterattack. Will this be the end of the Allied advance? At least the Reds are in sight of Riga.