There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

Friday, May 13, 2011

Have You Heard?

Henry and Jane


Have you heard?
There’s a new mechanic
at the garage.


The mechanic’s
a woman!

Really? I wonder how
she keeps her nail polish
from chipping?

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Nail polish ad from author's personal collection.

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