8 World War II Survival Lessons We Must Never Forget
Spotted this at Paleotool’s Weblog, and decided to re-post it myself, as this is a good reminder for those of us who have strayed far from our roots. My parents worked for the Army Coast Watch during WWII. My Mom and my Aunt were both observers, while Dad was one of the drivers. Mom always planted a full acre of garden and had both chickens and pigs. We ran a grade “B” dairy with thirteen cows, and Dad fished in the Summer. Yeah, they put in long hours, yet — they always seemed to have time for us boys. We grew up either playing in their shadows as they worked, or learning to work right alongside them. I wish I had the chance to do the same with my kids today . . .