Just for fun, let’s see what today might have been like more than seventy years ago.
Here are pages from two perpetual resource books, both published in 1942.
The almanac is filled with a page a day of interesting facts, and a place for boys & girls to record the daily weather report.
November 24th is the birth date of “Old Rough and Ready”, the 12th US President Zachary Taylor. An adventurous tidbit is that his father fought along side George Washington.
And the tip of the day,
This guide would be helpful anytime if reading a novel set in WWII. (Need a suggestion? Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein) The Boeing B-17, the Flying Fortress, is huge. I wonder if this is to scale?
None of the pages in the almanac have been completed, but the cover is well-worn and many pages smudged. I know as a child I would have read it cover to cover.All of this learning makes for a ravenous student.
So, what’s for dinner?
Fried Apples & Bacon as potential as a tasty November dish, Spinach Balls, not so much.
Would be fun to recreate a day of menus.
Happy November 24th
***Note: After some additional pondering, I realize I was wrong. (Some may now want to bookmark this post.) On November 24, 1942, children mostly likely were acutely aware of aircraft overhead. So then I Googled. The Aircraft Warning Service was a civilian service of instated in 1941 to keep watch for enemy planes entering American airspace. Many citizens learned to identify aircraft for both American and foreign airplanes. (One system is WEFT: Wing, Engine, Fuselage, Tail)