The year was 1941. The month was May.
World War II dominated headlines as Germany attempted to assert its might on the rest of Europe. The U.S. was still contemplating its entry to the war. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the President of the United States. Big bands were the preferred popular music and Jimmy Dorsey’s hit “Amapola” was the most popular song on the jukebox. A candy bar set you back a whole 5 cents, “Citizen Kane” was in the middle of production, and a gallon of gas for your $850 Chevy would run you 12 cents at the pumps.

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