A wooden desk was your first line of defence.

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Do you know what this desk's second purpose was?

If, fifty years ago, you knew to hide under your desk at school when the alarm bell rang, then you were in school during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, what was the thinking that a desk would save you from nuclear fall out?  I just finished listening to a series of interviews on CBC radio from people who were adults during this period and had front row seats this month, 50 years ago.  Thank God, clear heads prevailed and we did not suffer a nuclear war.  How close were we?  Very close!

Photo credit (and this photo is so wonderful!)  Desk

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Peg Barcelo
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Valerie, what a great photo. I was born around that time, but as you say, we are very fortunate clear thinking prevailed!

October 22, 2012 11:52 AM
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Roy Kelley
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How little we knew 50 years ago.

Have an outstanding week.  Enjoy the colors of autumn with your camera in hand.

October 23, 2012 05:17 AM
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Valerie, I hope we are not that close ever again.....but Iran......

October 23, 2012 05:17 AM
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Valerie Zinger
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Dorie:  Most children think of themselves as invincible or that they are far to young ot face any real danger. What a wonderful state to be in.

Fernando.  It was minutes away.  Whew.

Kristin:  I was so grateful that she picked me in her weekly learning.

Cheryl:  I would love to live my life with rose coloured glasses.  

October 23, 2012 10:39 AM
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Peg:  We were reminded that we lived just north of a missile base in North Dakota.  Whether it was there or not was just scary to think about.

Roy:  It was bliss.

Al and Peggy:  I agree and we are certainly not out of the 'woods'.  

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