The entire Swing Shift Shuffle crew wishes you all a very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! It is time for the annual post-Thanksgiving shutdown, so blog posting will be reduced next week down to just the show playlist and any imminent events worth noting. Full posting will return December 3. In the meantime, enjoy the start of your holidays as the above family did in 1942. From the Library of Congress American Memory Collection:
Thanksgiving, 1942. Turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes--nothing is too good for Uncle Sam's fighting nephews when they come home to Silver Spring, Maryland. The four Coast Guardsmen, eyes riveted on the juicy turkey, watch their father, Wayman Fincham, as he carves. Seated next to him is Mrs. Fincham and next to her is the wife of Fincham's eldest son, who is fighting overseas. Another daughter-in-law is seated between the two Coast Guardsmen at the right. The sixth and youngest of the Finchams is a Coast Guardsman in training.