Most of us will be sitting down Thursday for the most American of all holidays, Thanksgiving. It brings me a flood of memories. They deal less with the food that was served because the traditional dishes don’t change that much. We remember family members and friends who are no longer here and the prayers and expressions of gratitude that change each year according to our needs and the pressing issues of our times. The first Thanksgivings I recall were in 1943 and 1944.
“World War II in Europe would end in six days. San Luis Obispo was no longer the sleepy town in which Mayor Louis Sinsheimer’ s dog could lie undisturbed in the middle of Monterey St. Prostitutes on Sycamore St. and downtown bars solicited troops from Camp San Luis, and the Navy base in Morro Bay.” The loss of innocence to this once sleepy town was epitomized in the murder of a young boy May 2, 1945. This unsolved crime haunted retired SLO Police Lt. Gary Orback.
A $10,000 organ for San Luis Obispo’s new El Monterey Theatre (renamed The Obispo and burned in 1975) seemed an extravagance during wartime. That’s $177,000 in 2017. But it was considered essential for civilian morale in 1918. Wars always have more than one “front,” including on the battlefield and at home. Usually, both are filled with suffering. Aristophanes’ comedy, “Lysistrata,” was first performed in Athens in 411 B.C.
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Selecting a term
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