Monthly Archives: January 2017

Making it Legal: Married — again

Wednesday, Jan 31, 1945 What a strange day. Daddy came home from work early. Mommy was all dressed up when he came. She and Daddy bundled me up and we went to a synagogue. A rabbi performed a ceremony and … Continue reading

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Needed: 9 millions yards of blankets

Tuesday, Jan 30, 1945 Patton has crossed the German border! But the winter fighting is taking a terrible toll of our troops. Blankets and uniforms that are supposed to last five months are wearing out in half that time in … Continue reading

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Coming up next: The Siegfried Line

Monday, Jan 29, 1945 Could Germany be giving up at last? We hear it has sent peace bids to us and to Britain. This wouldn’t be surprising. Russians have advanced another 16 miles west. Sweden reports 2 million Germans are … Continue reading

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Jack Benny from Mitchell Field

Sunday, Jan 28, 1945 We had a huge snowstorm last night but now the sun is out again. Inside, Mommy has set up her typewrite near the fireplace where it’s cozy and is sending her first letter from our new … Continue reading

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Keep the home fires burning

Saturday, Jan 27, 1945 Daddy took over the letter writing for the day and described how we’re settling in: “We keep a fire in the fireplace going all day. Today I had to go out and get another 100 lbs … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger

Friday, Jan 26, 1945 Daddy says it’s a regular three-ring circus here. I had the run of the house while Mommy unpacked and put away all the stuff she shipped weeks ago. The place is huge – so big that … Continue reading

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1430 Josephine Street, Denver, Colorado

Thursday, Jan 25, 1945 We have a home at last – a big beautiful old home on a lovely street in Denver. At least, Mommy is sure it will be lovely come spring. Right now, there’s a ton of snow … Continue reading

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