Thursday, December 6, 2012

Post Pearl Harbor Instructions for Californians

My mother was living in La Puente, California with her parents when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. She said that she was frightened and it was a very stressful time.
I found these instructions published in a Torrance, California newspaper after Pearl Harbor.

The December 10 false alarm resulted in anti-craft fire. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Everyones dying....Don't Panic!

This was the mantra in 1918 "Don't Panic". Why? Because it might hurt the war effort. The media tried to play the flu epidemic down, but it was like hiding an elephant in the living room. There was so much sickness and dying going on in Jackson County, Indiana in the Fall of 1918 it's hard to keep up with it all. Don't know if there are any figures on the death totals in Jackson County, Indiana?
Pale Horse Pale Rider is a great semi autobiographical novel about the epidemic in the US (see book below).