Monday, December 07, 2009

What my grandmother took to the (Pearl Harbor) evacuation center

"I brought up blankets, towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, aspirin, a bottle of rum and the .38"

-- What my grandmother Louise Porter Frissell took to the evacuation assembly point at Tripler Army Hospital, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on December 8th 1941. The wife of a Quartermaster Corps Captain (he was on the Mainland on December 7th), she and other Army dependents were ordered to Tripler in case a Japanese invasion required a quick departure.