This horrid war has been going on and on, and I wonder if it will ever end.
I keep smiling through because we can’t let that dreadful Hitler get the better of us, but there are days when I feel such despair I can’t remember what life was like before this austerity, devastation all around us, and worry.
Today my daughter has a day off from her nursing training, and she is so exhausted from her long hours, that her smiling face is a real treat to me. She should be in bed, asleep, but she has gotten up to help get the boys ready for school and help me with the chores. She’s such a good girl. I’m making her a new dress to treat her with from one of my old beauties from before the war. She’s really proud of me, I’ve been sending off my diaries to the Mass Observation people pretty much since the war started. At first I felt a bit silly, but with the childrens’ Dad away with the Army, it helped for me to write it all down. It stopped me from writing to him every day which would have driven him insane too! I wonder how many other people are doing the same thing.
Today I’m going to try to make a special cake to give out on the mobile canteen. The WVS are such a great bunch, it really keeps me chipper. We’re having a drive on knitting socks and gloves for our servicemen. If we’re feeling fed up, imagine how terrible they must all be feeling.
The cake is made! We don’t have any fresh eggs, haven’t seen one for years, but its alright because we can’t really remember how cakes made with real eggs tasted now. I still have hope that one day things will get back to normal. I know we should really keep everything we need for ourselves, but we’ve such good community spirit, that I do so love feeling of some help. Everyone has to do their bit for the war effort.
Listening to the radio now, and I have to say my 2 favourite songs this year are GI Jive by Louis Jordan and I’ll Be Seeing You by Bing Crosby. They do lift the spirits.
Hoping for a letter tomorrow…