Thursday, September 6, 2012
Diary of Burt Post September 21st, 1946
Heard there was a big air battle in France with the RAF attacking the Reds. Must have been a hell of a fight. I missed the radio broadcast by Murrow. Sure wish there was a way to record stuff so you could hear it later. I guess I’ll have to wait for the paper tomorrow to find out what exactly happened. The regular broadcasts news sure doesn’t give much information. All they seem to want to do is to sell soap or something instead of informing us what is going on. You’d think we aren’t even in a war the way the big new outfits are acting. It’s like they want us to forget and just ignore it.
Caught a glimpse of Johnny playing ball with the other kids. Those were the days when all you had to worry about was covering the hole between first and second. I remember tossing the bat to determine who would pick first. One guy throws it to the other and then they take turns gripping the bat hand over hand until you reach the top…and no pinkies. In our games we always picked Jackie before Eddie. Jackie was a much better thrower. Heard she won some contest the high school and still holds the girls record to this day for longest thrown. I had a mighty big crush on her. I wonder where Jackie is today?