SQ 2016-Betty Tait
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SubjectIndiana Pennsylvania; Own Memories; Women; Loss; Artifacts; V-Day; Victory Gardens; Rationing; Army; Homefront
Betty Tait found herself thrust into the life of an army wife when her boyfriend, who was in the service, proposed to her on his way to report for duty. They married and she accompanied him to various bases around the United States before he left for his deployment. Betty provides a detailed account of what life was like for army wives and how they dealt with the added stress of having their husbands overseas.
Betty Tait discusses her life as an army wife and life on the homefront, including pregnancy, death of family members, rationing, victory gardens, and postwar celebrations.