While being a Helicopter
Crew Chief Instructor, I'd go to Washington DC, with a few buddies almost every
weekend. We'd do the Smithsonian and all.
On the way back to Ft. Eustis (125 miles), we'd-often stop for something to
One time, it was getting late. We landed in Falls Church, VA. We saw
an old general store that was still open. We walked around on the old
creaky floors looking for Frito's or something? I came across, an old wire frame
post card holder. It was full of WWII post cards .... Penny a piece!
I asked the guy, "How much do you want for the Post Cards?" He
said, "A penny. “He explained that they had been there ever since he was
I counted them ... 300 plus. I gave him $4.00 and I got the rack, too.
In San Diego, I sold a bunch for $1.00 each. I still have a bunch to
I know some of you are too young to recall these posters and WWII, but they were
a part of my life and others who are now "older than dirt". These are
great. Pass them along, especially to your older email friends. I wonder
whatever happened to this kind of thinking.
I got a lump in my throat when I read this. I "grew up"
thinking patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that
somebody saved them. The statement at the end says it all!