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Sunday, December 7, 2008

DECEMBER 7, 1941

DECEMBER 7, 1941






PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNING THE 1941
DECLARATION OF WAR





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I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE A FEW OTHER THINGS
CONNECTED WITH 1941
(i was 4 years old in 1941)

Streusel coffee cake made from Miss Constance Striegler's 1941 recipe

made and released in 1941

BETTY GRABLE was the QUEEN OF PIN-UPS....
this photo hung on the locker doors of a LOT of our service men!!
NO WONDER...look how cute that little butt is !! :O)




A good-lookin' 1941 FORD

GLENN MILLER had a lot of good songs in the 40's....
CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO was a hugh hit for him, and for THE ANDREW SISTERS, in 1941....
both are playing on my playlist...
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KEEP OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN IN YOUR PRAYERS TODAY AND ALWAYS....
THEY GIVE US SO MUCH !
love, bj

33 comments:

Smilingsal said...

So, is today your birthday? If so, ...
I'm singing!

Chris said...

GM BJ, thanks for stopping by and I was trying to make my photos as pretty as you make yours. LOL Well, that didn't work. You have a wonderful post today, you are the best. I was 1 1/2 years old on that tragic day. Is today your B-day?

Love Ya,
Chris

Marcela said...

HI BJ
Thanks for stopping by. I am happy when you come over my blog!!!!
Have a nice Sunday!
Marcela

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful post, BJ ...

Thank you for reminding us of the significance of this day ... a day which, indeed, "will live in infamy."

Sincerely,

Janie

Judy said...

What a wonderful post BJ. I visit often but don't always comment. We had two sons join the Army after 9-11. They are both out now after serving their tour. Our house will always remember our service men and women. Thanks for sharing this information and do you have the recipe for that Streuesel Coffee Cake and don't mind sharing it? It looks wonderful.
Judy

Carol said...

Thanks so much BJ for such a great historical post today. I think it's so important to remember moments in time that changed our country forever.
Blessings,
Carol

JyLnC said...

I'd like that recipe, too. I love the 1941 Ford Coupe and Betty was the best.

My Dad was in WWII. I always think of him as an 18 year old in the Pacific whenever it's December 7th. They were so young and halfway around the world. The same is true today in Iraq.

Great post!

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... This was a great tribute to that era... The country was very strong in those days... Today is the Twins 3rd Birthday... So you were a New Years Eve baby... How cool is that! Have a great Sunday...Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Andi said...

What a nice tribute BJ. I've always just referred to December 7th as Pearl Harbor Day but it's much more than that. And although I wasn't born yet I know my Daddy along with many other brave young men enlisted in the military because of this day.

suesueb said...

love the music as well as the photos!

Bo said...

Hi BJ...this was a great post! You & my DH were both 4 years old that year and I was only a gleam in my daddy's eye...He served in WW11 also. Have a wonderful Sunday! ♥ Bo

squawmama said...

Oh ya I forgot... I know you already have this award but I have passed it on to you again today... Come on over and pick it up...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Beverly said...

As FDR said, "A day which would live in infamy." Just like other days that our country has experienced, we will never forget.

May I have some coffee cake? ;-)

Neabear said...

Thank you for reminding us! My mother remembers this day. She was 11 eleven years old and was attending a birthday party when word got out. The father of the girl whose party it was had to suddenly leave. He was a doctor. My mom remembers being scared at the time. I don't know what my father's memories are of the day. I will have to ask him. He was also 11 years old.

Becky said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing BJ. My mom was just a tot back then too!

salmagundi said...

I was 3 years old and vaguely remember some things about that time. I especially remember my Mother wearing dresses like that. Fun post!! Sally

Adrienne said...

Good morning, BJ -
Thank you for this tribute to that day long ago when our world changed. Never to be the same again! It was a Sunday that year, too, and my dear little mother recalls exactly where she was and the dismay in their hearts when they heard the news.
~Adrienne~

Happy To Be said...

OH what a great post today BJ..I loved all the papers you have..I have the ones from the day the war ended..what a sad day this was for our world..my Dad fought this war and was shot 2 x in France..thanks for sharing..we all need to remeber this day..hope you have a great day..hugs and smiles Gloria

nikkicrumpet said...

Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.....and what is this about your birthday? Or did Sally just start a rumor lol

laurie said...

I just love the vintage pictures you find. Thanks for sharing them. laurie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Good Morning BJ....

Your post today is very touching. It does us well to remember how things can change in an instant. Bless our servicemen then and now.
Hugs,
Penny

p.s. do you stop by my Comforts of Home blog to see THE WHOLE ROOM shots you requested? :-)

Deanna said...

My paternal grandfather remembered that day...even on his death bed. I'm glad he didn't live to see 9/11because I'm not sure he could have taken that.

BJ, is today your birthday? Let us know...I would have sent you a card. If yes..then Happy Birthday my new sweet friend!!!

Hugs,
Deanna :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Bj, I love your post. I am glad your shred these pieces of history with us. Hugs, Terrie

Linda said...

A touching post BJ, of times we should never forget...hugs, Linda

Picket said...

Great post BJ...Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday girl!

PEA said...

I wasn't born yet in 1941 but of course I learned about Pearl Harbor in school...this is such a touching post of remembrance from that day.

I love it that women used to wear hats all the time in those days, they always looked so chic.

Hope you've been having a wonderful weekend, my friend, we're snowed in here! xoxo

bj said...

TODAY isn't my birthday...I think when I stated that "I was 4 years old in 1941" someone...uh...SMILINGSAL, thought i meant it was my birthday...
NOPE....not quite yet !!!
love, bj

SweetAnnee said...

What a tribute to that day.
Nelly Don dresses..what a success
story she was.
Thanks for the tribute of what
today meant to us all.

love ya
deena

Millie said...

Thanks for the great pics about Pearl Harbor. Yes, our soldiers deserve our prayers and respect. They are great!

Judy said...

My mom was talking today about Pearl Harbor...she was 21 (she's now 88) and her brother was heading into Pearl Harbor on a minesweeper. His boat got word about the bombing and were ordered to turn back....otherwise, he might not have lived to be 90 years old! She said she and her parents had been to church when a neighbor came to tell them about the bombing...they did not hear from her brother for 3 weeks! She said her dad (my grandfather) went to the post office every day waiting on some word from or about him....can you imagine getting that letter and recognizing the handwriting? What rejoicing there was!!!

This old world has withstood lots of sorrow but I'm happy to say that "Our God Reigns!"

Judy

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi B.J., and thanks for the December 7th tribute! Let's NEVER forget it or 9/11....and all our servicemen & women do for our freedom. Your blog is just beautiful too! I love all the oldies! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas,
xxxooo
Marilyn

Meggie said...

Great post, BJ! Loved seeing all the '41 styles!!

Ginger said...

Nice tribute for Pearl Harbor day. So sad to think of what happened 67 years ago. I posted an ornament on my blog (Sunday) that my son brought me back from the U.S.S.Arizona memorial when he and his wife visited it. He said it was so erie and emotional. I hang that ornament on my tree every year.
Ginger