Letters, Aug. 13, 1945

"I Too Lost My Son"

Sirs:

In answer to "American Housewife" [TIME,April 23], who lost her son in this war and seeks to deny us and others—perhaps not our enemies—of some small portion of food, may I say to her that in 1944 I too lost my son after having him for some hours, and that his loss was due to "nutritional deficiency" during some part of my pregnancy. My bitterness matches hers.

In March of this year, to try to heal that memory, I was fortunate enough to be blessed with a daughter. ....

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