March 2, 2015

in #9,2015,history,military,ww2

On Friday I went to Animal Traffic on Mississippi with Robert and Shelley to find some long-sleeved Pendletons for great Robert. What I found instead was a World War II American 4 Pocket Jacket with an Army Air Force patch on the shoulder and an Armament Specialist patch on the lower right sleeve. It looks lovely.

I’ve looked around a lot, here here and here, and it’s possible I should be calling it a tunic.

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November 8, 2010

in Autobiographical,jacket,military,ww2

I just heard it on Poetry Off the Shelf podcast but I can’t find a transcription online so I’ve made one of my own:

I love you as if it’s World War II
And you’ve just been called up
It’s raining hard
And I’m wearing a sensational goodbye hat

You can read 9 more of her poems on the Poetry Foundation website here.

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May 5, 2010

in dorothea grossman,i did not write this,poem,poetry,poetry off the shelf,ww2