Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What Day Is It, Anyway?

It's Tuesday after the long holiday - Labor Day - weekend. To be honest, once you retire, unless you have something scheduled for a particular day on a regular basis, you tend to lose track of just what day it is.

Also, when you begin to immerse yourself in the past, you begin to wonder what year or even decade it is. I am totally embedded in 1943 right now and can almost imagine what it was like to be at war with the Germans and the Japanese. Families were scattered as husbands took up arms and went off to basic training; that great unknown of where their next posting would be; rationing; victory gardens; and other hardships.

Many people, like my dad, his father and brother lived in boarding houses. This boarding house was at 710 Virginia Park in Detroit. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes

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