The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
on the morning of December 7, 1941.
The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
during the war, a lot of things were rationed...
Sugar, shoes, gasoline....many more things.
My mother said she traded shoe stamps for sugar stamps with my Aunt Bonnie..
Mom had only one little one to buy shoes for...Aunt Bonnie had two.
Mom would bake cookies with that sugar and take Aunt Bonnie half of them....:O)
.....Mom was a ROSIE THE RIVETER, working in air defense plants and helping to build airplanes.
Isn't that just amazing.?
I can remember we all tore the aluminum off gum wrappers and pressed them all together, forming a big ball of aluminum...
the balls were then taken to a place where they were melted down and the aluminum was used in the making of aircrafts.
Tin cans were also saved, mashed and taken to be used.
This memory just blows me away...Would we, today, do this for the good of our nation..?....I like to think we would.
The top photo is my step-dad, the one I loved so much, that's me with a flower pot looking little hat...
and my Uncle Otis...they were brothers and served in the army at the same time.
I can't remember just what we were doing that day...I think it was some sort of honoring the veterans of WW2...The date on the back of the photo is 1946....
Veterans Day.....Memorial Day, maybe....
My dad on the bottom left, leaving for war...he was almost 30 yrs old.
Going overseas, the ships were so crowded, some of the men had to sleep on deck....
My dad was one of them...with all the water rushing on board and him staying wet for so long, he got very ill. He spent 2 1/2 years in a hospital in India...
The doctors there removed one lung and half of the other.
Dad spent another year in BROOK GENERAL HOSPITAL in SAN ANTONIO.
What a man....he lived to be 86 yrs. old !!