"My parents had sent me to a small village outside of Paris because they thought it would be safer. But I guess there were hidden munition stocks out there, because the Americans bombed the village. They flew very high. The British always flew low— they had the fighters, but the Americans flew very high and dropped the bombs. They were bombs filled with air. I don’t know how to describe it. You were killed by the air. The neighbor was killed. I spent all night hiding in the barn."
THIS is one of the main reasons I find storytelling, human interest pieces, and projects like HONY or Storycorps are so important. Everyone is a part of history and there is so much information that will one day be lost if we don’t take the time to record it.
Here’s to shameless self-promotion!
Are Breasts the Best? -
New post from Les Foufounes Folles!
Discussed: boobs, those kuckoo feminists, and intersectionality.
It’s official. I’ve only had a smart phone for two months and it’s already made me terrible at following directions.
To spread political views, soldiers release balloons holding leaflets in Taiwan, January 1969.Photograph by Frank and Helen Schreider, National Geographic
~ The Gentleman and Lady’s Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment, by Mme. Celnart, 1833
New Post! - Learning to be Unstuck In Time
The first atomic bomb used by mankind detonated right above this spot.
The anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb dropping is today. Visiting the city last summer was a really strange experience and I’m so glad I went.