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Table of Contents

Preface

Map: Location of Cohassett Beach

Introduction

Map: Cohassett Beach During World War II

1941

December 13Blackout
December 27A Wreath in the Window

1942

January 3Soldiers at Dinner
January 10Civilian Defense Meetings
January 17Hysterics — Beans
January 31Dogs — Wildcats — Wolves
February 7Bread
February 14Men — Mothers — Menus
February 21Travel — Trousseau — Team Work
February 28American Tragedy
March 7Fun — Fear — Food
March 14Civilian Sorrows
March 21Cats as Cats Can
March 28National Emergencies
April 4Boys — Billets — Baths
April 11The Mechanized Army
April 18Health — Hollers
April 25Creation
May 2Figures — Farmers — Flyers
May 9Sugar
May 16Shapes — Shifts
May 23Business — Art — War
May 30Labor — Education
June 6Literature — Agriculture — Sports
June 13Labor — Industry — Science
June 20Sinks — Sonnets
June 27Sugar Shenanigans — Shadows
July 4Cranberries — Clams
July 18Catching — Cleaning — Cooking
July 25Dishes — Drains — Diplomacy
August 1The Vanishing Victuals
August 15Ducks — Donations — Dogs
August 22Houses — Hawks — Harvest
August 29Penalties — Parlors — Products
September 5The Kalaloch Cow
September 12Comings and Goings
September 19Traveling — Tinned Foods — Itinerants
September 26Penalties — Parlors — Products
October 3Animal Story
October 10War — Art — Agriculture
October 17Education — Sanitation — Astronomy
October 24October Days and Nights
October 31Sailor's Return
November 14Pete's Progress
November 28Country Life
December 5Economics
December 12Ways and Means
December 26Every Man for Himself

1943

January 9Turn of the Year
January 16Frosty Weather
January 23Mutiny in the Pantry
January 30What's News?
February 7Wives and Mothers
April 10Ration Pains
April 17City Life
May 1Women at Work
May 8Mop Psychology
May 15Coming Up the Hard Way
May 22Local Geography
May 29Making the Most of Things
June 5How We're Doing
June 12Happy Combinations
June 19Fighting Words
June 26Peace Talk
July 3Tooling with Food
July 10Joe Takes Time Out
July 17Changing Times
July 24Other Ways Than Ours
August 7Defending Democracy
August 21Where to, Utopia?
August 28Chopping Wood
September 4Sea Changes
September 11Harvest Moon
September 18Harvest Moon
September 25Luncheon Party
October 2Men Must Work
October 16An Open and Shut Case
October 23Annabelle
October 30Big Game
November 6Rioteer
November 13What Every Woman Knows
November 27Polish the Kettle
December 4Classified Funnies
December 11The Next Best Thing
December 18Blundering Through

1944

January 1Changing times
January 8Clams
January 22All Quiet
January 29Various Dinners
February 5House and Garden
February 12 — and Pursuit of Happiness
February 19Local Gossip
February 26We, the People
March 4Things to Think About
March 11Bonfires — Dogs
March 18Home on the Range
March 25The Mayor's Parlor
April 1To Bee or Not to Bee
April 8Crime in the Country
April 15Alone — by the Telephone
May 6Wild Life
May 20Man vs. Nature
May 27What Every Sheriff Knows
June 3Live and Let Live
June 10Business as usual
June 17Down on the Farm
June 24June… on the Dunes
July 1Under Dog
July 8Natural History
July 15Archaeology
July 29Crop Failure
August 12Time & Tide
August 19Rewards of Toil
August 26Things to Come
September 2How to Write a Column
September 9The Ghost Ship
September 16More Mysteries
September 30Weatherman
October 7Getting Ahead in the World
October 21Good Hunting
October 28Taken for a Ride
November 4Buck Fever
November 11Turn of the Year
November 18Beach Business
November 25Club Night
December 2Business as Usual
December 9Local Improvement
December 16Night Life
December 23December
December 30The "Schoolhouse"

1945

January 6Music in the Making
January 13Written in Sand
January 20The Pipe Dream
January 27Private Lives
February 3Making the Best of Things
February 17For Better or For Worse
February 24The Care and Feeding of Insects
March 3Our Lost Battalion
March 10Lights to Literature
March 17Down to the Sea
March 24Riding out a Gale
March 31Man vs. Nature
April 21Journey's End
April 28Work for a Living
May 5How to Build a Good Hot Coal Fire
May 12May Days
May 19One Man's Business
May 26News about Neighbors
June 2The Late Mr. Holmes
June 16June on the Dunes
June 23Getting Ahead of the World
June 30Natural History
July 7Time Marches On…
July 14Professional People
July 21Keeping in Touch with the World
July 28Sea Gardens
August 11Applied Science
August 18Modern Museum

Glossary

Washington Geographical Names

Map: Grays Harbor Area ca. 1941

Annotated Select Bibliography

Photo Acknowledgments

Index

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