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Kickass and Dec. 7 infamy

Kickass, the doorstop dog, notes that Dec. 7, “a day that will live in infamy”, seems to get less and less “infamy” as the years speed past.  The 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to start WW II, is back there in the keeper’s memory bank along with war rationing and Gold Star mothers and the thousands of German POWs in Wisconsin in the last two years of the war.  The fact of an isolated citizenry coming face to face with the enemy that had been killing their loved ones for years, and then recognizing the similarities in the participants posed the question of: Why are we killing each other?  Unfortunately, the question was lost to history, but remnants of it remain; and it forms a large part of the theme in the keeper’s novel “Margaret’s War.”  www.billstokesauthor.com for a signed copy or check out Amazon.  The keeper has no qualms about a flagrant commercial gift-suggestion post, even one spun off “a day that will live in infamy.”  (The open house tour featuring Phyllis art work and the keeper’s book continues today.  839 Brodhead St. Mazo.)

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