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

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Brownie Face



They've been calling
me "Brownie Face"
ever since I got the little
box camera four
Christmases ago.

I look at my world
and break it down
into tiny 1 ⅝ x 2 ½"
deckle-edged pieces.

Maybe the WACs
can use my "Brownie
Face" to look at a world
in torn-up pieces and
make it whole again.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Baby Brownie camera photo courtesy Poster courtesy University of Maryland.