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"But most of our stuff is all right. The bed clothes are gone but your mattress & springs aren’t even torn. The bureaus all stand against the edge of the room intact (as on a deck) The piano still plunks. The lid on the sewing machine is warped (otherwise intact). The Electrolux isn’t even dusty. The Bendix looks pretty bad though. We can’t get to it until some of the walls are torn away." --Margaret R. Chesney, April 1947.