— The room rent was two dollars a week, sharing a bed with another guy, and five dollars a week for a meal ticket. And all the meals were served at the Agricultural Institute. The girls were housed in the dormitories. The boys were in homes around this little town of Morrisville. I don't think I had one bath in hot water that summer. First of all, she had some kind of primitive shower, not a permanently installed showerhead but something on a rubber hose. And she said, "Oh, don't use that. It sprays all over the room." I learned to take a bath in cold water 'cause she never seemed to have the hot water when I needed it.
— We lived in the dormitories of a small agricultural school called the Morrisville Agricultural School.
— We lived in a nice dorm, the Goddard College dorms. My roommate was Ruth who I knew from the time I was nine years old in the sixth grade. And we didn't like sleeping on berths so we took the mattresses and slept on the floor. We'd take turns sleeping on the floor with a mattress. And that was fine. We were rugged that way.
— I roomed with Marion Greenstone and she objected vociferously to the fact that I smoked 'cause she said I made the towels stink.
— I remember going into the men's bathroom and trying to figure out what that urinal was for. And we all decided to use it to wash your socks. And I also remember, for the first time, sharing toilet space. There was a tub and two sinks and two toilets. I'll never forget, somebody's mother came up to visit and I was on the toilet and she came in to wash her hands. And she was from Europe so this was not upsetting to her. But she talked to me and I thought I'd die.
— I think I put on weight because of all the starches we were getting and got very tan.
— There I had my first creamed chicken. I was liberated so I ate it but I don't know if I liked it. I came from it was a Jewish cooking.
— My mother was shocked when I came home. I had lost eleven pounds and she said I looked like cadaver.
— The war seemed very far away. Well, even in New York it seemed very far away. We really didn't suffer very much. I mean, there was sugar rationing and coffee rationing. But that was the extent of our deprivation.
— I have an idea they were economical meals. I don't remember anybody complaining. We really never had a complaint about our treatment in the dorm 'cause none of us knew what it was like to have first class. We were all commuter kids.
— I don't remember the food. I guess it wasn't that important.