Thursday, August 14, 2008

Margie and Edna remember VJ Day


Edna: Margie, why are you going through that box of old pictures? If you're looking for something specific, maybe I can help.

Margie: Edna, I'm looking for that picture we made on VJ Day. Remember it was a picture of you, me, and our girlfriends? We were all waiting on our soldier boys. I am so photogenic you know.

Edna: Well, here it is, right in front of your nose. Photogenic you might be, but observant you are not. Why are you looking for that picture?

Margie: Edna! Have you gotten so feeble-minded that you can't recall the anniversary of VJ Day? Lawsy me, can you even recall who your beau was?

Edna: Margie, I am an old woman, some days I'm just glad to be able to remember my name. I suppose you remember your beau; but then, you would. There weren't that many of them.

I do remember V/J Day, though. Everyone was so excited, weren't they?

Margie: They sure were, Edna. It was a tough day for me because I had 5 beaus and had to do some high-stepping so I didn't get caught.

I'm glad you remember your name, Edna. I mainly just remember the kisses.

Photo courtesy Life Magazine, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt

"At 6:10 p.m. EDT on August 14, 1945, The United States received word of Emperor Hirohito's surrender and declared Victory in Japan or
V-J Day. As the news spread, celebrations began around the world."


suplado said...

what a memory.... said...

Wow, thank you so so so much for sharing that memory with us!


Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Thank you both. I must say I sometimes forget what I had for breakfast but I never forget a kiss. Maybe I should say I never forget a good kisser.

The stories I could tell... My sister won't let me though.

Balceroregontr said...

My father-in-law was an 18 year old sailor on the USS Missouri in Tokoyo Bay when they signed the surrender papers.

shaxx said...

that is a great memory! thanks for sharing with us!

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