Monthly Archives: October 2016

If the GOP wins…

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1944 Not one, not two, but three letters from Grandma and Grandpa came today! Mostly, Grandpa wrote words of comfort to Mommy about the election. They are both ardent supporters of FDR and fearful that Dewey might … Continue reading

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GOP locks in the Midwest

Monday, Oct. 30, 1944 Mommy is fretting over the GOP lock on the Midwestern states. It seems there’s a GOP surge in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, No. Dakota, So. Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Will Dewey beat her … Continue reading

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I love Cats!!

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1944 Here’s how we’ve settled in, Mommy wrote to her parents: “As soon as we get into a place, we start in making it homelike. We connect our radio and our ‘lamps.’ The lamps are the floodlights … Continue reading

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What you get for $20/month

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1944 Mommy and Daddy are very proud of moving us into our new place practically overnight. Mommy wrote home: “When the war is over, we may take up moving as a side line – guaranteed to get … Continue reading

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Honoring the United States Navy

Friday, Oct. 27, 1944 Today is Navy Day. And even though Denver is as inland as can be, there are proud sailors and naval officers celebrating. General George C. Marshall issued a statement that “I cannot imagine a more appropriate … Continue reading

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“….hard as the hammers in hell”

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1944 Daddy has a new job he really likes it. Mommy wrote home today that he “is very happy in his new job. This is probably why he joined the Army – to treat soldiers, and he … Continue reading

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Kamikaze

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1944 In her answer to Grandma and Grandpa yesterday, Mommy is still thinking of her cousin Cyril: “Cyril will never see his little nephew, but no one can say he didn’t give that baby the greatest gift … Continue reading

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