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,