Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mommy’s Little Helper

Thursday, Nov. 30, 1944 Grandma and Grandpa are so busy in the store and come home tired every evening. But Mommy says that’s a good thing. They count on the holiday season for most of the money they earn in … Continue reading

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Mommy and Daddy Have a Secret

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1944 Mommy and Daddy have a little secret. The only other people who know are Grandma and Grandpa. Not even Grandma in Brooklyn knows yet: Mommy is pregnant again! She says I’m going to be a big … Continue reading

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Bombers over Tokyo

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1944 On November 1st, a B29 flew over Tokyo for the first time. No bombs then – it was a propaganda flight. It showed the Japanese people that the war was no longer distant. Actual bombing raids … Continue reading

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“Mad Dogs and Englishmen”

Monday, Nov. 27, 1944 Who is Noel Coward and why is my Brooklyn Grandma so angry at him? Mommy says he is a very funny Englishman and Daddy likes his song about “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.” But Coward has said … Continue reading

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Genocide

Sunday, Nov. 26, 1944 Rikki-Tiki-Tavi jumped for joy when he saw me. Grandma and Grandpa hugged me and kissed me. It’s the height of the holiday season for them and they’re very busy but they’re glad to have Mommy and … Continue reading

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Kamikaze Strike on USS Intrepid

Saturday, Nov. 25, 1944 Today a Kamikaze pilot crashed in the USS Intrepid. The Pacific is probably where Daddy will be sent since the war is nowhere near over there. Mommy just got off the phone with Grandma and Grandpa. … Continue reading

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Deployment plans

Friday, Nov. 24, 1944 We’re packing up again for Connecticut. Daddy explained the big picture in today’s letter: “I’m in a field hospital. That is a 400-bed hospital that sets up its tents somewhere around 100 miles from the front. … Continue reading

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