Hell bent for election

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1944

Daddy took his turn at letter writing and described how really jittery Mommy is getting about the election: “It seems to her that everybody here is against Roosevelt. All the newspapers and magazines are for Dewey. What she seems to forget is that this part of the country is all land and no people. In fact, Dewey didn’t think there were enough people for him to give a speech out here.” And just when the war seems almost over comes a letter from Mommy’s folks that cousin Cyril Kass was indeed killed in June during the battle for Saipan. He was just 18 when he joined the Marines. Now he’s gone. The family got the final notice the same week that his sister Celia gave birth to a baby boy. “Please tell his parents,” Mommy wrote today, “that we all owe them a debt of gratitude for letting him be sacrificed for us.”



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