Keep the home fires burning

Saturday, Jan 27, 1945

denver-hearthDaddy 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 of logs which, incidentally, is only 7 logs. A log will burn all day long. Also in the morning I have to fill the coal stoker. I guess it holds 50 or 100 lbs of coal but once the coal is in, the furnace is automatic for the rest of the day.” Today Mommy made broiled liver for dinner just the way Daddy likes it – “all nice and red and raw and an inch think.” He ended the letter: “We still have so many things to do, it makes me dizzy. It’s a regular three-ring circus here.” Oh, he added, “Incidentally, we have to arrange for a new baby. I didn’t want to tell anyone, especially you grandmothers, because you might worry about the trip. But now it can be told…OK, now everybody that wants to or has a reason to can scream.”


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