Justin and I sorted a bunch of boxes of miscellaneous memories and (let’s face it) junk out of our basement earlier in the week. While quite a bit went into the trash bin, we did happen upon a few interesting finds. Together in a box with Justin’s high school yearbooks and sweet t-ball photos, was a black garbage bag with about 20 OLD newspapers in it, passed to him from his grandparents. We were distracted for quite awhile as we carefully opened them and read some of the headlines, stories and ads.
This headline definitely caught our eye. Though we were both a bit stunned when we read closer, and realized this newspaper is from 1918, at the end of the First World War.
There were also several newspapers from World War II, proclaiming the attack at Pearl Harbor,
and later, victory in Europe.
The ads also caught our eye. Certainly a different day and age!
And are all you ladies sitting up properly?
After putting the papers carefully into a slightly better storage container, we’re planning on getting several framed, in order to display these interesting glimpses from the past.