Wednesday, December 07, 2005

December 7, 1941

It's the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Stories like this interest me to no end. I worked at a theatre for while with a guy who had been an usher there for almost forty years and we would always talk about the war. (His name was Glenn Miller, just like the bandleader) But it was fascinating to hear him describe what was happening from his perspective. He actually joined up a few days before Pearl Harbor, then as soon as Pearl Harbor happened, he used the line, "I joined up because of Pearl Harbor," to pick up girls. At least that's how I remember the story, anyway. He ended up serving during the war in India.

War veterans are the most interesting people in the world to talk to.

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