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A Personal Note from a Veteran Newspaperwoman

Amanda Laughtland

I have four daughters and one typewriter.
The typewriter waits on a card table
in the kitchen. I get a little writing done
in intervals. I wear size 14 dresses

having recently lost several pounds.
My eldest daughter is a riveter
in an aircraft plant with ambition to join
the ballet theatre. I volunteer

with a ladies auxiliary, packing cookies
to ship to servicemen overseas.

Amanda Laughtland

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