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Liberty Loan (war bond) workers approached I. Erickson, 31, a logger from Sweden, in a restaurant on Main Avenue and asked him to purchase a bond. He refused, and further stated that he had bought none since the war began.
Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes I’ve had to say since its 2015 publication.
The term “slacker” usually referred to a man who failed to register for the draft, but now the paper was beginning to complain about Liberty Loan slackers – people who refused to buy war bonds. E.H. Carlson was accused of being both.
The largest barbershop in town – the Davenport Hotel barbershop – refused to raise its prices in accord with the other barbershops in town. The rest of them, under pressure from a union, had agreed to raise prices and shorten hours.
World War I was lead to multiple menu changes at the Davenport Hotel’s restaurant.
In a Facebook comment, Cindy gives SF 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick heck for dishonoring the American flag.
KREM 2 profiled the oldest living Bloomsday participant, 92-year-old, Jack Rogers. I've interviewed Jack many times over the years and he and his wife, Fran's story is told in "War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation.' I was worried a recent stroke had sidelined Jack. I needn't have worried. Some friends saw him at the finish line!
I'm treating my husband and boys to some time in Sandpoint. I have a War Bonds reading/signing event at the East Bonner Library at 1 PM today (more info below) and then it's play time. Hope you treat the dads in your life extra good this weekend. I miss my own dad every day. Not just on Father's Day.
Plenty of World War II-era books cover history, yet little ink captures the love stories behind the greatest generation. Young couples facing wartime trials forged relationships as seeds to 60- and 70-year marriages. Now, Cindy Hval’s first book “War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation” describes 36 couples and their romances in the shadow of WWII. Casemate Publishers is releasing the book this month, and it’s available at Auntie’s, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
In the days following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Spokane began preparing for the next major attack. Spokane radio stations went off the air so enemy aircraft couldn’t follow their signals into urban areas. Tall buildings covered their windows for nighttime blackouts (which were never enforced). Young men began enlisting in the military. Local hospitals expanded nurse training. Starlet Lana Turner sold war bonds at a rally in front of the Desert Hotel.