Hi! I’m so excited to be writing my first post for this website. I hope you like it! It is a blog that goes along with the website for the book Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America (Chicago Review Press: 2012).
My mother, Joan Wehlen Morrison, wrote it from ages 14-20 from 1937-43. Here’s a picture of my mom, Joan, at age 16: