|The 40's Letters|
We have come to the end of a decade! For this I am grateful, and looking forward to organizing and posting the letters of the next era--one which will start off in a very ordinary way, but which also will bring great adventure for the family. Look for the first post of the 50s in a few days.
At the end of 1949, Time magazine identified Churchill as the Man of the Half-Century. What else warranted coverage for the Year in Review? Take a look at the images that represent significant events of the year.
|The USSR's atomic explosion|
|Sadly, race riots leading to the continued segregation of city recreational facilities.|
|The Berlin Airlift|
|Stepped up production of automobiles|
|The Polio Scare|
|And in theater, B's all time favorite, Kiss Me Kate.|
|In the movies, Paramount's $3,000,000. Samson and Delilah|
|A prediction that cities will soon have "motormats"-- with conveyor belts moving food from the kitchen to the car!|
|And Martin and Lewis finally hit the big time making people laugh.|
And now, enjoy a brief slide show of B's photographs from the 40s which, with the exception of a 2 or 3, have never been posted. You may recognize many of them from Bonnie's comments in the letters: The Richards' restored farmhouse, Bonnie and Jody Hess at the ice pond, Sully & Bea on the day they all explored Connecticut State Parks, the trips to Hyde Park, Mt. Vernon and Washington, D.C. in 1947, their church in New Haven, a snowy day at Yale, etc. There are even a couple of slides of Niagara Falls, where B & Bonnie went for their honeymoon--the one event for which there seems to be no letter!
Use the link to see B's photos, 40s in Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPNS6n3gWU
Thanks for reading!
|B's slide of the New Haven Harbor Lighthouse, 1943|