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Andrews Sisters

During the war years, the Andrews Sisters sang many hit songs.  In our story, Meggie hears them singing “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” on a nieghbor’s radio.

Here they are dressed in uniform.  Left to right:  Maxene, Patty,  and LaVerne.

Grandpa and His Garden

During World War II people were encouraged to grow vegetables.  These gardens were called “Victory Gardens” and helped people feel like they were contributing to the war effort.  In Willow Run, Grandpa is very involved with his garden and even gives Meggie an envelope of seeds to take to Michigan.

What else is important to Grandpa and how does the author invite us to discover these?


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