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    TofG, journeyman

    Not ready to read all of it tonight, but will save it.

    I've been thinking a lot about Pearl Harbor today...my dad was there.  He would never talk much about it until a few years ago...and then only when his grandsons asked him because they were writing high school reports.

    Because I knew dad had been there, and had he not been lucky I might never have been born, I've always been interested in the history of the that war.  It was interesting watching attitudes of the country in general change as I grew up.  

    "Because inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." -Terry Pratchett

    by revsue on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 09:03:05 PM PST

    •  The Role of Fortune is Fearsome to Contemplate (2+ / 0-)
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      TofG, revsue

      I had a relative (I believe my great grandmother on my father's side, but I'll have to check) who was held up and missed passage on the Titanic.

      My wife's mother's family hails from Kokura, the primary target for the second atomic bomb.  Had it not been cloudy that day, they might have been destroyed.  Here I should add that my mother-in-law would have been safe as she and her immediate family were colonists in Korea, but having lost everything they had in Korea only to return to a nuclear wasteland, it is unlikely she would have been in a position to meet my father-in-law.

      Thanks for reading.

      History is won by the writers.

      by journeyman on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 06:46:48 AM PST

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