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NormM

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About ladies who worked in Fairfax WWII airplane plant and other places. My mom worked at Sunflower Munitions plant while she was pregnant with me. They made her quit when they found out. Said it was too dangerous for a pregnant lady.

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UNCLE JIMMY

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Tina's Aunt Helen, was a riveter at the ship plant in Harrison, NJ .
She worked to buy War Bonds....and this day at 93, she still has those war bonds. Worth Thousands.

My Mom worked as a seamstress, then at a factory that sewed parachutes. That stopped when I came around. Mom said I was dropped by parachute by the Stork.

bethk

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It's interesting to read about how everyone was pressed into working for the war effort. Quite different from current day attention.....

NormM

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I passed the Harry Darby building when walked home from school everyday. They had one of those upside down 5 gallon water bottles just inside the door in the main office and they let me come in and get a drink once in a while. Harry came out and talked to me once or twice. His company built the LST landing craft used on D-Day and it's said he was instrumental in getting Eisenhower to run for president.

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Ever think about how your life is now part of the history books children now read?

Sometimes I ponder all the things that have become 'everyday' that were not even thought about (except in science fiction films) when I was a child.

Then again, we're all 'older than dirt' so I guess it's only right we have lived 'history'......

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NormM

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Yeah, I have thought of that. John Kennedy was dead about as long before my son was born as Wyatt Earp was dead before I was born.

Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon were both alive during my life, history to my son and DIL and ancient history to kids in school today.



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UNCLE JIMMY

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One thing I specifically remember, is Learning Science from watching "Mister Wizard" on the TV. They need more of programs like that to teach the children of today.

History teaching in schools is becoming a thing of the past (to be forgotten).

In High School, we had Pennsylvania History, American History, and World History. A year of each.

The kids today have not one clue who the Vice President is, or what is the Constitution of the United States is or even means...
I asked GD what the speaker of the house means, and she said,"I dunno!" .... " The sound bar and woofer speaker connected to the TV???" .................. LOL I almost peed my pants laughing!

NormM

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A teacher at school said he needed a year of North Dakota history for his certificate renewal. I told him North Dakota didn't have a year's worth of history.

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