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elinjo.

Thank you for your kind words about this blog. I haven't written to it for some time.

To your question, yes all of the United States were blacked out except the rural areas and many of them still did not have electricity.

That would make a very good story about your time then and the first banana. We were not attacked like you were. One of the stories in there tells about the man next door was fighting in a place called England which was so foreign to us kids.

Thank you for reading me.

posted by Justi on August 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM | link to this | reply

WWII in the U.S.A.
I've only just discovered this interesting post Justi. Were all parts of the U.S.A. blacked out during the second world war after Pearl Harbour or was that just reserved for towns in the western part of the country?

My first memories were of the victory party in 1945,  the bombed out ruins in London, German p.o.w.s working on road-works where we lived and the taste of my first banana.

posted by elinjo on August 13, 2009 at 2:11 PM | link to this | reply

McKnife
It was about everybody. We all got into the effort. That is the only way we won. We have come a long way but I am not sure we are on the right highway.

posted by Justi on September 13, 2008 at 6:36 PM | link to this | reply

Great story....
....people forget that WW2 wasn't just about the big-ticket items such as campaigns and battles, it was also about these little moments which are just as interesting and important in their own way.

posted by McKnife on September 13, 2008 at 8:05 AM | link to this | reply

You have been through such pain in your life.
I am sorry you have and are going through these things.  As I was reading this account, I couldn't help but to ask myself if maybe you hadn't felt such a strong sense of unity through pain in your family as a child that you assumed the same with your son, when in fact he felt very alone.  Just a thought.  I could be wrong.

posted by christis on August 22, 2008 at 1:20 AM | link to this | reply

teddypost
Thank you for your kind remarks. It was not such a rough time. Difficult but all the country stood together and the world is vastly different that it would have been had they won. Be blessed.

posted by Justi on March 19, 2008 at 6:27 AM | link to this | reply

Outstanding account of a rough moment in Time...well-done!

posted by teddypoet_TheGoodByeFade on March 18, 2008 at 6:02 AM | link to this | reply

TAPS
How absolutely creative and wonderful your family was. One of the greatest parts is there was a bunch of you.... Think of a grape vine with (a) grape on it. Thank you for sharing  this with me.

posted by Justi on March 17, 2008 at 11:53 AM | link to this | reply

Justi, I remember a little of that.  Mostly I remember the excitement of the day that the war ended.  I never minded being in the dark.  I thought it was like playing a game.  My parents didn't worry much about covering the windows.  We just turned out all the lights and they told us stories.  Or, if it was warm enough, we went outside and sat in the backyard and looked at the stars and had a hymn sing.

posted by TAPS. on March 17, 2008 at 11:42 AM | link to this | reply

Sam444
I was directly involved in the environment of those associated with the war from the States. I don't think my childhood was lost nearly as the next generation who were lost in drugs.

posted by Justi on March 17, 2008 at 11:33 AM | link to this | reply

All I could think about is how childhood gets lost in war.  sam

posted by sam444 on March 17, 2008 at 8:18 AM | link to this | reply

Afzal
You are welcome. Thank you for reading.

posted by Justi on March 17, 2008 at 7:03 AM | link to this | reply

Thanks for sharing such an interesting account of WWII !

posted by afzal50 on March 17, 2008 at 2:41 AM | link to this | reply

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