Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday, Feb. 14, 1943

Valentine’s Day was inseparable this year from the war. The Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 4.43.07 PMUS expected to draft some 12,000 young men a day. A day! Some were married, many weren’t. Young couples who barely knew each other got married as shipment overseas loomed. Children would be born who wouldn’t see their fathers for months, years – maybe never. It’s too late now if you forgot to buy flowers and candy for your girl. Stores everywhere were closed on Sunday. 24/7 commerce was still in the future. On-line purchases with overnight delivery? Not even dreamed of! But love and marriage always make a great story, as in the Pond’s ad.

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