Fiction | March 01, 1996

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They had literally been planning this trip for years, Shana had longed to see Italy since she was a girl and they were supposed to have gone in 1952, for their honeymoon.  But they’d had no money at all and the war devastation still lay across Europe like a smoking blanket and so it was put off, though with the absolute promise to one another that they’d go as soon as they possibly could, certainly before they had a child.  However, Amy, unplanned and unexpected, was born less than a year later, and the trip was of course out of the question while she was still toddling about.  Besides, Perry had just started his new job with Boeing, and how could they think about giving up the money when other young couples they knew were struggling so?

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