|Mom's 1940 Yearbook Photo|
After college Mom worked at the Worcester War Price and Rationing Board for the duration of the war. She enjoyed working at the Ration Board and said it was the best job she ever had. She must have done a pretty good job, because she was eventually put in charge of the food and shoe departments.
Dad returned from the Philippines and was separated from the service in California on November 19, 1941. Pearl Harbor was bombed eighteen days later on December 7, 1941. Dad knew it was a matter of time before he was drafted, so he reenlisted in February of 1942. This time around he chose to serve in the Navy. He figured if he reenlisted he would get to choose which branch of the military to serve in. If he waited for the draft he would be assigned to a branch. He always said if worse came to worse he'd rather go down with the ship than die in a foxhole. He was in the Navy for 15 years and never learned how to swim...
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