There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Great Month



October 1943
was a great month!
September was good,
what with Italy surrendering
to the Allies and all,
but, October beat that!
The Bronx Bombers
came back from last year’s
defeat to slam St. Louis
four games to one!
They did it without
Joe D or Phil Rizzuto.
They did it despite
the Cards' Stan Musial’s
.357 season batting average!
They did it! They did it!
The New York Yankees
won the World Series!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Program image courtesy Baseball Almanac.


Marion Eldridge said...

Love all these different voices, Diane.

Diane Mayr said...

Thanks, Marion. Stay tuned, we're only half-way through the war.

The Elephant Rag said...

Diane, I just discovered your blog after your interview with Linda. You offer a unique window on the war. I want to pass it on to facilitators in our literacy program at the NH Humanities Council. Thank you.

Diane Mayr said...

Thanks, Terry, I appreciate it.