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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blackout - December 1942

It’s beginning to look a lot like…darkness. This public service announcement in the Springfield (Massachusetts) Daily News reminds us about the blackout procedure for tonight. First the horn will sound, next the street lights will go out. Next another short blast and all traffic should stop, all lights in private homes and businesses should be extinguished. Finally, the all clear horn will sound. Hopefully.


And all freakily juxtaposed next to the announcement “20 shopping days till Christmas!”

December 1942, and we remember our priorities.

4 comments:

Yvette said...

Love it. We fit in the blackout between bouts of shopping and preparing for Christmas. Life goes on. :)

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Yvette. Life goes on, all right, sometimes in a most pecular way.

John Hayes said...

Such an interesting juxtaposition--yes, life goes on indeed!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, John. It's a good thing Rudolph didn't become a popular story until after the war. They might have blacked out his nose.

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