15 Nov – Martha Marie Wright Tennant – Five Year Diary

1942 –Marie worked She came out for dinner. She Mable Veronica & Julia went to show. Dad worked E (must mean Evening) tour & I still have a bad cold.

1943 – Marie came by from work she still says she is going to join Marines No mail from Bud. Dad & I went to show.

1944 – No entry

1945 – No entry

1946 – No entry

This is the first I’ve ever heard of my mother planning to join the Marines. Her brother was in the Army at the time, I believe. I guess everyone was gung ho to help the war effort in those days but I just can’t see my mother in the Marines.She must have known someone else who was in the Marines or planning to go into the Marines.

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