Today is the day the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and my early childhood friend, David Burnham, would have been 78. He died in 1996. Here is what I wrote in my Records 1945 book on August 8, 1945:
Picked Gravs after mashing range; Russia declares war on Japan; Atomic bomb wiped out over 100,000 people in Hohorshuai; Went down to see Waugh tonight; Apples netted 25.97; 12.98 coming to me;
Amazingly casual, and I can’t even spell Hiroshima. Well, I was 16 years old; old enough to know better though? Casual I may have been in this entry, but I remember having nightmares about atomic bombs around that time.
I picked up this YouTube on Juan Cole this morning. Not exactly our most shining moment, as he says: