10/27/03 - posted by Roy Thomas
On the morning of Dec. 7th 1941, I was playing with friends in the "monkey trees", (i.e. twisted acacia), at McCoppin Square Park, right where the SF Public Library, Parkside Branch now stands. We heard the newsboys shouting about the bombing and ran home. (I had never heard of Pearl Harbor, so the impact didn't hit me until I saw the shocked reaction of my parents.) I was just over 10 years old. I was at the "River" in August 1945, when it finally ended. My best memory of Parkside at war's end, was when they turned the lights back on. The marquee at the Parkside Theater looked both beautiful & spectacular after 4 years of darkness......
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