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Keo Chronicles: April 12, 1945

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This afternoon we were startled and shocked to hear of the death of President Roosevelt. Eva first heard it in the drug store. When we turned on the radio, every station was buzzing with the news and commercial programs were canceled.

And there’s been continual dissertations on the life of Mr. Roosevelt, also Mr. Truman who now takes his place and took the oath of office without delay.

Three inch headlines appeared in this evening’s Chronicle — “Roosevelt Passes” — there seemed a tense feeling gripping the world. What lies ahead — will President Truman be a big enough man to steer the ship. How is this going to affect the war?

Io and Fred had a duty to perform today in the laying away of their janitor in Greenwood Cemetery. All arrangements for funeral fell on them.

Tomorrow, April 13, will be the 10th anniversary of my great loss. I must carry on, even though there will be shadows.

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