“That’s what we’d fought for, all of us. To give our kids what we never had. To give them a better, safer place to live in. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“For that one night, settled into a hard hospital chair, in the glow of my brand-new little family, I allowed myself to believe that that hope was not a vain one. That anything was possible in this glorious post-war world.”
—Max Allan Collins, “Dying in the Post-War World”. Foul Play Press, 1991 (© 1991). Page 105. Nathan Heller is in the hospital for his son’s birth.