With fires raging along our entire West Coast, flooding from hurricanes, and unprecedented heat, a climate specialist sees "bluelining" as the new "redlining."
Frank is losing weight. Who wouldn’t with the intense workout the young cadets are put through? Stephen Ambrose, in his book about B-24 cadets, "The Wild Blue," describes one such workout, probably similar to what Frank experienced.
In these two letters, written about a week apart, Frank updates his parents about the girl he met in California, and hopes they don't say too much about her to his at-home girlfriend, Cookie. A young man's heart, far from home, seems a bit confused.
Frank will introduce the California gal, Margaret (Margie) to his parents in a 3/13/1944 letter. He'll say he likes her "very very very much." Frank still cares about his at-home girlfriend, Cookie, but we have to remember, he had lived a very insular life on Chicago’s West Side and was only 18 when he left for basic training. He’s being introduced to the world, as millions of boys were during WWII, and a good-looking, charming, sweet guy is discovering many girls out there thinks he’s just swell! This Margie is one to them.