1950

Now it was 1950. A magazine we got, Scientific American, came out with a cover picture of the Earth as if seen from space, a blue and white globe uneasily suspended in blackness. I was able to read the newspapers a little by now, and from the headlines and what the adults were saying I knew we were at war in Korea. “Mommy”, I asked, “are the communists going to come over here”? “No”, she answered, “I don’t think so.” “Then why are we fighting them?” I asked.

One comment

  1. I had a similar experience from around the same time. I had asked my father if the Russians were our enemy. My father, a combat veteran from World War II, hesitated for a few moments and then replied that they were not.

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