I wish he was alive and in jail than dead and a hero.
Marji is at work with her father when they see the planes bombing the town. they go home and she remembers that it was a friend from schools dad that was in the war.
Marji had to wait two weeks before her friend came back to school with news. when she came back she told everyone that her father was dead. She told everyone that she wished he was still alive and in jail rather than dead and a hero.