Tag: WWII

Calvary Training

This little girl does not understand, the Calvary must train somehow, and everybody is on a low budget. As the Kinks so truthfully said, “I’m a cut price person in a low budget land”. In fact, we are still in lockdown, and it’s time to cut my own hair...

What do you mean, we’re out of quarters?

Long before “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, we had this. It looks kind of silly, a grown man in that thing, but who knows. Maybe it bucks like one of those mechanical bulls they had in taverns years ago....

I got my reasons

I like these “check off the box” postcards, because who wants to waste their vacation writing home. Or in this case, who wants to waste the war writing home. This one hardly has any room on the back for a message, mainly just room for the addresses. And as...

New GI wants a raise already!

This new enlistee wants a raise on his first day. He figures that he is working harder now than he will later, because he doesn’t know what he is doing. He has a point, but that’s not how any of this works. Jeff Bezos would be making a nickel...

Gov says stay home and peel spuds

When I was a kid, I thought McDonald’s and other fast burger spots had a guy in the back doing this. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it’s all done by machines. I guess the guy with the bayonett is there to guard the spuds. It’s good practice...

Biloxi Chow: Worth the wait?

Here’s a postcard from a young man training at Biloxi to (I presume) his girlfriend back home. Or maybe his girl friend. Back then I think a guy could be friends with a girl without complications. I found it interesting that the post office would mail these letters for...