"Stanley intended to write to you last night but when he got around to it he decided he was too tired. He has had quite a bit of responsibility since Daddy had his operation. He and Kenneth managed everything pretty well for boys their size. Although Daddy has been home a week he has not been able to do much of anything. Last night he decided he could help a little with the milking so Kenneth didn't come."
-- Letter from my grandmother, Jessie Maybelle (Berger) Brown, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Sidney DeVere Brown, Notre Dame, Ind., Thursday, June 22, 1944.