WORDmeister Note: The Pearl Harbor attack that started the Pacific war in WWII occurred on this day in 1941.
Those Were the Days, My Friend
“That December, Americans were reading Edna Ferber’s best-seller, ‘Saratoga Trunk,’ at $2.50 a copy. For 55 cents, they could get a matinee seat on Broadway to see Lillian Hellman’s anti-Nazi play, ‘Watch on the Rhine.’ For $38 you could buy an expensive suit at Rogers Peet in New York. Or ‘miracle’ nylons for $1.65.”
—Associated Press, “‘This means war’ — New AP book draws on Pearl Harbor reports,’” Dec. 3, 2016.
• Editorial Comment: I want one of those suits. Or nylons.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
At the Float
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