No, I didn’t forget that yesterday was Pearl harbor day. Yes, I Remembered Pearl Harbor. When you are a kid (I was almost 3) It is hard to understand the tears and everyone gathered around the radio, SHHHHH! something terrible has happened.
Shirl and I, a yr after Pearl Harbor (See I already enlisted)
(This is Sherry and her Brother Johnny one year after Pearl harbor)
It did not strike me until my brothers left to join the Navy, and mama hung a small banner or flag with two stars on it in our front window. That meant two people from this house was in the WAR.
My Brothers after Pearl Harbor, USN
As I got older and could understand the blackouts and at 3-5 knew what black out shades were. I knew when the sirens wailed NO LIGHT was supposed to be seen coming from your house. Then mama told us that were left about Pearl Harbor. Kat, Shirl and little me were told about losing ships and many men to that attack. There was a war cry by everyone, “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR”.
I remember the nights with mama and daddy sitting around the radio and hearing the words, “From somewhere in the South Pacific I bring you the news about the WAR.”
My Brother I learned later that my Brother Junior had sat down with a map of the Pacific and named the major islands girls names. All letters were censored from our service men, just in case one would make a slip and tell something he shouldn’t. In Juniors letters he would say something like, ‘BETTY’s birthday is tomorrow, I wish I could be there’. That way my mama would know about where he was. I always thought that was pretty slick of Jr.
Anyway Sherry just had to say, “Did you know this is the 70th anniversary of that bombing?”
I politely told her to shut up, I knew what she was saying, she was saying what Lucy is saying, “WE ARE GETTING OLD, cause we can remember it!”
Thanks for coming by the Log.
PS: (One of the greatest men that lived during that time was Winston Churchill who said)
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
This is a 1941 Chevy you will not see a 1942-1945 Chevrolet (or any other car). Because of Pearl Harbor all Auto plants retooled for the war)