Eleanor Roosevelt to Lorena Hickok, November 5, 1942
Dearest Hick, I wish too you could live in the country if you really want to do that but I think you would soon e very weary of doing no work outside a narrow circle.
Today has seen a quiet day in which my only official engagement was a lunch with the Cabinet wives & they are as dull as ours!
Cambridge [University] yesterday was interesting & my first introduction into industrial billeting. The beautiful Colleges seem on the whole to be little hurt.
Our most vivid impression I think is what a blackout of an entire city really means.
You get a curious feeling over here that nothing but people count.
A world of love,