76 Years Ago Today

76 years ago today, news came well after noon that the Japanese had attacked the United States in an attack on Pearl Harbor:

After the public heard the news, with every church bell tolling the news of a tragedy, those who lived thorough WW1 listening to the din as sweating firemen sweated in the cold to keep steam up for the engine whistles, and every radio blaring the news,, the world changed.

The first indication I had of just how much it had changed was a walk down to the butchers, for a pound of pork chops.

“Thirty nine cents,” grunted the butcher.

“They been two bits a pound all summer,” said my dad.

“Yeah, but there’s a war on now,” retorted the man with the cleaver.

Yes, that tragedy really changed history and the American lifestyle.


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