Posted by miltonebx
on Monday, January 20th 2020:
In Reply to: World War11 recollections posted by Tim Dineen on Monday, January 20th 2020:
I have many recollections. A few:
School windows were taped in case of air raid and shattered glass.
Collected old newspapers for recycling--100 pounds earned a free movie pass--worth 10 cents
No bubble gum, chocolate bars, bicycles, and almost any product that required metal.
Read V-Mail from overseas to the parents who could not read English too well.
An uncle worked as a guard in a ship yard in Florida--caught a saboteur!
My father worked construction in Virginia. He and a crew were taken to the White House to install a wooden floor in the basement so FDR could stand on it.
Watched John Wayne win WW2 on the movie screen.
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