ON THE BACK BURNER

Dec.21

On Dec. 7th , I was in Israel. I noticed that no one made any mention of Pearl Harbor being attacked, or that this was the day the US declared war on Japan. I never forget this date. I know just where I was when I heard, I know just what I was doing, I know who I was with. I thought that it was interesting that no mention was made of this event, but then I realized that I wasn't reading any papers, my daughter didn't have a TV , so I was in a vacuum. I mentioned the date to my son in law and he hadn't remembered the date , until I asked him. I wonder if other countries think about that date. Maybe now it is just a date in a history book. I was only 10 but I knew it was important and would have some impact on me. I remember rationing, oleo with the little yellow "egg " that had the coloring to make it look like butter.I remember standing in line to get a Hershey Bar and Fleerer's bubble gum. Those were not the good old days, but when you are 10 and your parents are with you, you think they are.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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