Boomers everywhere agree…1941 was a wonderful year.
It was the year Amos ‘n’ Andy, The Shadow and The Lone Ranger ruled the radio wires, FDR won an unprecedented third term as president, and mailmen knew–yes, actually KNEW— the people on their routes by name, and looked in on the elderly as a courtesy.
It was the year young whippersnappers danced the Jitterbug and the Lindy Hop, Mount Rushmore was finally completed, and children’s book character Curious George came out to play.
Seat belts didn’t exist back then, and kiddies could ride up front with Mom or Dad without being scolded by law enforcement. Most people couldn’t afford electricity, but families didn’t complain; rather, they spent their time inventing backyard games or listening to their favorite radio shows.
It was the year rubber products came into fashion, steam irons gained popularity, and the last Thursday in November was christened as Thanksgiving Day. It was also the year car manufacturers rolled out the Packard Custom Convertible, the Hudson, the Studebaker Land Cruiser and the Nash Ambassador for the last time (or at least until the end of the war), because it was also the year the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this wonderful addition to DRG’s Live it Again™ series. Grab your own copy and read how the USO was founded in 1941, and how a young Bob Hope performed his first USO show that same year.
Like Live it Again 1940, this is truly a lovely book! It has sections on everyday life, family travel, famous birthdays, and sports and recreation. Also, cartoon re-prints give historians, picture-book-lovers, baby boomers and everyday readers a hilarious glimpse at the humor, music and radio shows of the day.
There are more Norman Rockwell reproductions, pictures of wedding dresses of the day, and an index in the back that includes average costs for bread, gas and cars. By the way, the average annual salary for a full-time employee was $1,462.00 – can you believe that?
If you’re a history lover, a history writer, a history teacher, a professional or independent historian, or if you’re just a picture-book-lover who’s into old pictures, you simply can’t miss out on this second book in the Live It Again™ series.
BONUS: If you want the perfect companion for your Live It Again™ Series, don’t miss DRG’s flagship nostalgia publication: Good Old Days magazine – at this link: http://www.goodolddaysmagazine.com/. I subscribe to this magazine, and I can tell you that it’s packed with wonderful old stories, recipes, early memories and poems that will take you all the way back to your childhood days.
AND IF YOU’RE REALLY INTO NOSTALGIA, don’t miss out on The Good Old Days Store, which is a catalog for purchasing nostalgic items, including books and magazines – http://www.goodolddaysstore.com/.
I hope this review helps you make your decision to go back to the good old days.
Best wishes and happy 1941!
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