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From: "Betty G. McCollum" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] WWII...off subject
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 19:13:16 -0600
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Joyce:
That was a wonderful poem! So good and so true.
Betty Mc

----- Original Message -----
From: J.Cooper Walker <>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 9:03 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] WWII...off subject


> I remember........
>
> We all used to go to the movies
> to see the Movie-Tone News
> To see how the war was coming
> and came away with the Blues.
>
> Sometimes the cartoon would cheer us,
> If there was a new one that night
> Or maybe just an old favorite
> That hit our funny-bone just right.
>
> There was lots of singings and dancing,
> Musicals were big in those days..
> Westerns gave way to the War Zone--
> John Wayne was a hero on waves.
>
> The ways of the world were in trouble
> We all did our part to help out..
> Shoe leather and sugar were rationed
> And petro was rarely about.
>
> Every school child in America
> Was bringing their nichols and dimes
> To purchase the stamps and defence bonds,
> A lasting sign of the times.
>
> So many of our young men were heros..
> never made it back to our shore..
> We mourn them and never forget them
> For making our world safe once more.
>
> It really was such a good feeling
> To be part of the over-all theme
> To know we all pulled together
> And came out on the winning team.
>
> By Joyce Cooper Walker
>
>
>
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