Friday, January 3, 2014

World War Two reflections...

Check out my upcoming post on Zenith City Online about Duluth Civil Defense blackouts during World War II. My dad, too old for this war and having served in WW I, served as a civil defense leader in charge of the West End neighborhood blackouts.

Jim Heffernan's December 1941
Pitman calendar relic
While writing the post, I glanced away to notice a special piece of art hanging on our wall that reflected the war efforts during that era. 

This picture of a 1941 calendar kept by my dad in our basement, remained in the home I grew up in for 30 years–until the home was sold following my parents' death. The statue of liberty, surrounded by elements of war, is a testimony to the impending involvement by the U.S. in that war and most prophetic in view of December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed.

A good friend was nice enough to save the calendar relic by delicately framing it for us and it now hangs on the wall in my home.

It's a piece of history and a wonderful work of art in itself.

January 6, 2014 update. Read the ZCO post HERE.

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