UNDER HIS WINGS
Sarah, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy these historical tidbits everyday! I read them faithfully, but have not commented and wanted to take a moment to let you know. I have not been on FB much as most of my time is spent homeschooling my kids. But, I have posted on my blog faithfully everyday! :-) You still will have to let me know when you will be back this way visiting family as it would be awesome to get together someday. I much appreciate your friendship and support in the last year and your prayers would still be greatly appreciated. We are getting there. One day at a time....We can do all things through He who strengthens us! :-)
I asked my husband's grandmother about the blackouts they did in this area, which is the east coast, and she told us how they would cover the windows on the designated dates with black or dark colored material. Families/civilians, were urged to only keep one dim light on in the house after dark or no lights at all. I further read in our newspaper that young boys who were still too young to join the army signed up to be nightwatchers along the coast. They would search water for subs and ships, and watch the air for air attacks. I believe boys as young as fourteen volunteered.
Lisa - Hi there, friend!! We don't have any travel plans right now, but my parents are moving back there permanently this year, so I'll have to visit - and when I do, we MUST meet!Rachel - that's fascinating! The blackout wasn't as extreme on the west coast from what I can tell - blackout curtains for sure, but I haven't read anything about using so few lights - that would be so hard!