"I have been so thankful you got to come home for Mother's Day. If this war doesn't come to an end, you might not get to be with us next year. Here's hoping something will happen to end it before long. Things are looking favorable but no one ever knows what might turn up nor how long the enemy can hold out."
-- Letter from my grandmother, Jessie Maybelle (Berger) Brown, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Sidney DeVere Brown, Winfield, Kans., Thursday, May 20, 1943.