Geisele keeps going on about Valentine's Day, apparently it's a really important time of year, nearly as important as Christmas! I don't believe that. The girls from the village keep admiring the new dresses in the local village shop windows, swooning over the red material which matches their red lipstick.
I don't know why they bother to put out these fancy clothes, no one can afford them, unless they're given as a gift. Geisele told me that one of the older girls her sister knows got a gift of Coca- Cola and nylon stockings from her American GI friend. The GI's keep handing out powdered coffee and spam which makes the villagers happy. I'd be happy with chocolate, lots of it, enough to last me through the war!
Written by Frances Cain - February 14 2017