Since January I’ve been preoccupied with numerous issues (including our nation being in an uncontrolled freefall) so I haven’t had much time (or desire) for regular postings. I will try to do better, although I’m not making any promises.
“PRESIDENT TRUMAN RECEIVES GERMAN PISTOL — SPRINGFIELD, MO.: President Truman waves a silver-plated German Luger that was given to him by Dr. Junior Mills, a Springfield dentist and former artillery captain, when the Presidential train stopped in that city, July 5. Someone in the crowd at the station asked the President if the weapon is for use at the convention. “Oh, no, not necessarily,” the President replied. “I can use it in the campaign.” 7/6/48”