The house is quiet now. We took Grandma and Grandpa back to Union Station and they boarded a bus for the East Coast. Mommy picked up a Chicago Tribune. All the news is about MacArthur gaining more territory in the Pacific. Marines even gained 700 yards on Iwo Jima. That’s not very much but the Japanese opposition was fierce. In Germany, our bombing raids go on day and night. Our troops say the German Home Guard are “the saddest sacks we’ve ever seen”: middle-aged, fat, few guns, and little training. One group of three men captured this week had only been called up last week, then marched off to fight!