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

Tuesday, June 7, 2011




I sure don’t like sharing
my house and my mama
with the rest of the world.
But, for the duration,
we will have boarders
'cause as Mama says,
"We gotta keep body and
soul together, somehow."

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

1 comment:

I'm Jet . . . said...

History seems to be so easily told through facts.

For me, the most important stories are the most personal -- the ones that help me feel the way it must have for the folks living there.

Thanks for connecting me to this era, D.