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Back to Connecticut

Monday, Mar 12, 1945 Our first letter from Grandma and Grandpa since they got home. Apparently they just made it into Grand Central from Chicago with five minutes to spare to catch the train to Bridgeport. Closing the store for … Continue reading

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Captain Dixie Kiefer’s Farewell Address

Sunday, Jan 21, 1945 A Kamikaze attack on the USS Ticonderoga has killed 144 men and injured 200, including the commanding officer Captain Dixie Kiefer. Although seriously wounded with 65 different wounds and a broken arm, he remained on the … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Bulge

Saturday, Dec. 23, 1944 It was a quiet drive back to Bridgeport. Mommy and Daddy didn’t talk much. When they did talk, it was in whispers. I stayed extra quiet so I didn’t disturb them. The house was quiet too … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia!

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1944 The war isn’t over yet but we’re already falling out with our friends. The British are fuming at our pronouncement that Italy was free to form its own new government without Allied participation. They are worried … Continue reading

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“Dinner isn’t ready yet…..”

Monday, Nov.20, 1944 The Sixth War Bond drive is on. There’s a sense of weariness mixed with determination. Victory is so close! Our tank troops are heading into Austria and Czechoslovakia on the road to Lucenec, a prime Nazi communcations … Continue reading

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I Discover Cats!

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1944 Cats! I didn’t know such a wonderful animal existed. I only knew dogs. I love Grandma and Grandpa’s dog, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, but now I love cats. Here’s what happened after Mommy put me outside in the playpen. … Continue reading

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The Russian Bear vs the Nazi Eagle

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1944 Mommy is only somewhat reassured that Grandma and Grandpa are ok after the hurricane. But he must be OK, because the rest of his letter from yesterday is about Finland. He wrote: “The date has passed … Continue reading

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