Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Remembering World War II

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Remembering World War II

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In '41, my brother's wagon rolled along from block to block, collecting flattened cans made

of tin, and newspapers tied securely with a Boy Scout knot; our "raw-material" gathering.

The movies changed each week, and we could hardly wait. We took our seats; lunch bags on

our laps. We'd cheer the Allied wins, and boo the Axis fate; we scorned the "Krauts" and Japs."

In '42, the Bookster boy, who lived on Hudson Place, was killed in an air-drop over France.

But Evelyn's missing husband seemed a sadder case; his return left to chance. Their little baby,

almost an Orphan, or at least in part; if he's never found it meant, "Declared Dead!"

When Evie passed me on the path I'd give a start, and drop my head. With renewed zeal

in '43, we bought our Friday stamps, and filled our War-Bond Books the next few days. …

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