I fully realize this is not a 'strictly' BBShop subject - but considering
the importance of tomorrow's date - I thought it might behoove
all of us who remember that date - and what we were doing then -
and where we were and what we were doing.
I'll begin by saying I was in Junior High at Eagle Grove, IA - and
was more vitally interested in my abilities as a chess player than
as a student of foreign affairs. My buddy, Jim Heard and I, were
listening to a broadcast of some area disc jockey playing top hits
of the day: "Across the Alley From The Alamo", "Open the Door
Richard!", Ted Weems "Heartache", "Peg O' My Heart" by the
Harmonicats, and Tex Williams "Smoke Smoke that Cigarette!"
I can't recall the exact time or moment, but the DJ broke in to
say the Japanese Air Force had bombed the US Navy FLeet at
Pearl Harbor ... and, of course ... stay tuned, etc., etc..
My recollection was one of surprise, disbelief, and then one of
incredulity (even though I didn't know the meaning of the word
at that time)! I remember we started to giggle a little and said
something like ... "That won't take 'OUR' guys long to put those
'Nips' in their place. Not a very prodigious proclamation. < G >
Although I'm guessing there aren't very many of you still around
who remember (first hand) the events of that day - or those of
the days that followed - but it may be of some interest to many
of our readers.
Great Falls, MT
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