When Our Parents Woke Up 80 Years Ago

My mom grew up in Taylorville, Illinois.

This is an EXTRA edition of the Breeze Courier, Christian County’s only daily from 80 years ago.

The headline event changed the world for our parents. Knowing what was coming, my mom and dad eloped to Missouri to get married as there was no waiting period required for a license.

My Dad’s military ID shows his active service from May 5, 1941 to his release from inactive duty on January 17, 1946.

On page 6 of the paper are ads for current local movies. The main show is Keeping “Em Flying starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

The Special Sunday dinner of roast tom turkey at tne Blue Classic restaurant is 50 cents, served from 12 to 8 pm.

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