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Pearl Harbor day, forgotten

December 7, 2007

I have related this story before in various places so forgive me if you’ve heard it before.  If memory serves this is the first time written it as a separate post.

It was maybe 10 years ago on Pearl Harbor day and I was in a donut shop for coffee and a donut.  Three were newspapers strewn about featuring interviews with veterans and showing the Arizona in flames.  The owner of the shop was discussing the Pearl Harbor attack and the war that followed, with one of the other customers.  Her high-school aged employee was listening in.  Suddenly she made a connection:

“Wait a minute!” she said, “We… we dropped a BOMB on JAPAN?!!!”

It would be accurate to say a “moment of silence” ensued, while her boss and the customer struggled to think of an appropriate answer…

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  1. December 7, 2007 at 21:19 | #1

    At the rate we’re going, she’ll probably be president some day.

    At least she knows bombs are typically dropped, rather than faxed.  I see her remark as a positive sign. :D

  2. james old guy
    December 8, 2007 at 11:57 | #2

    Why are you surprised, the collective works of the Beatles is treated as important as WWII in most of todays history books.

  3. December 8, 2007 at 15:08 | #3

    LOL Paul!

    Hmm, I went through history class James and I don’t remember a single mention of the Beatles. But I get your point and with todays generation it would be MTV in general. It’s sad to say many children learn about the world from their TV with MTV in the forefront. It really is depressing to think they will be in charge some day.

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