Guest Post – It Was Hard To Keep The Good Times Rollin’ by GPCox

I hope everyone enjoys this look back to how their own family got around during the WWII era.

Kerbey has a great post that matches this one today.  Go on over a take a peek!!


"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

Today’s Guest Post from gpcox continues the theme of transportation started last month with information about cars and trucks. This post expands transportation to include the variety of ways to travel in the 1940’s. Settle back and enjoy a unique look at this period of our history.

"The Good Times" - 1939

Kurtz’s Gas Station – Arnold Gibson, Charlie Kurtz and Carl Wayne

filling up in Trumbull

Columnist Marquis Childs said after Pearl Harbor: “Nothing will ever be the same.”  Thirty-five years later he added: “It never has and never will be.”

Since it appears that many of our readers enjoyed the previous guest post concerning the auto industry during the World War II era, I decided to remain on that same train of thought this month. (Yes, the pun was intended.)  I managed to discover quite a lot of information.

We need to remember that in 1941 as much as 40% of U.S. families…

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About GP

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on April 29, 2018, in Home Front, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Excellent informative post, these snippets of War time history really do illustrate the hometown struggles of the time.
    Enjoyed that reading gp

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  2. It’s Interesting to know life of ordinary ppl ☺️
    USA is Large Country,if no car ,no bicycles etc…It might be sooo Hard‼️😭

    Japan is narrow land,so
    we are used to walk earnestly.
    When I was high school studend,I went to school by bicycle “10Km one way”‼️😭

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  3. This was most interesting, GP. I learned quite a lot! Love those everyday stories of life. Thank you!

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  4. This looks good, GP. I’m off to read.

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  5. Really enjoyed the transportation post, GP. Funny to think of an airport with a highway and a traffic light in the middle of it. Great stories about war time, too, and the photos were a real treat. Excellent post.

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  6. Thanks GP for giving us a glimpse of what life was during the good old days. Out of those adversities came great inventions.

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  7. Leuke post en voertuigen zijn nodig ,stel je voor dat alles te voet moest vervoerd worden.We zouden niet vr geraken

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  8. On my way to read the full article but I got this notice in my inbox, so it looks like we’re connected again. I was getting worried.

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  9. Left a comment ‘over there’, GP. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  10. I did enjoy it, and commented on the original

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