One bride, no groom

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1944

The newspapers regularly publish the lists of American deaths and casualties and the names of people missing in action or taken prisoner. What doesn’t make the news is so many other disruptions that this war has caused. Here’s what my grandpa reported in the letter that came today about the wedding that didn’t take place: “A lot has happened from Tuesday last. Uncle Ben called us at 5 PM that they expect Harold in Ossining at 8:45 PM. Everybody was ready. We made Ossining in time but not poor Harold (I should say the poor bride). There was no wedding because he was sent abroad. Instead [of a wedding] there was commotion, aggravation, heartache, and disappointment beyond description. You would not believe a thing like that could happen even in moving pictures.”

 

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