Timely finding this tiny Time magazine just in time for Memorial Day weekend. I am moving. There, I said it finally. I am not ready yet to give all the details so that will do for now. So, getting back to how it is that I have this tiny Time; I'm in the process of packing and going through all of my things and I found this "pony edition" in a drawer of my grandmother's antique dresser. See the date? Yep, that's 1945 friends, a very big year indeed as we remember our soldiers who have died serving our nation. Developed during WWII, the pony edition was a special smaller, lightweight version of Time that was produced for U.S. troops serving overseas. A lot of news was packed into this little 34 page gem that covered the war, international news, medicine, business, art, film and books. I naturally skimmed through all the really important news and came across my personal favorite item. It was a Letter to the Editor; get a load of this:
We here in the CBI theater have heard so much about the man shortage back in the States that when we opened your April 30th issue and read where Gloria Vanderbilt di Cicco (21) married Leopold Stokowski (sixty-ish) we realized that the height of the crisis had been reached. What's the matter, can't she wait for some of the young fellows to come home?"
Broaddus Johnson, Jr. Lieutenant, USAAF
Warner Peterson, Lieutenant, USAAF
Osborn B. Heyward, Captain USAAF
Yes, that's THE Gloria Vanderbilt they speak of here. CBI meant the China-Burma-India theater.
Happy Memorial Day!