Open Session

| April 2006

Treasure in the attic - A few weeks ago, my cousin decided it was time to clean out the attic of her late mother's home. Her mother has been gone at least 30 years, but no one had ventured into the attic to clean it out.

A few days later, she sent out a bag of magazines for me to read, as she knew I was a CAPPER'S subscriber. To my surprise, when I looked in the bag, they were all CAPPER'S WEEKLY. All the issues from December 1960 were there, along with some others from '61 and '62.

I haven't had time to look through all of them yet. I guess I'll just have to dispose of them after I read them, as I'm too old to save them. It will be hard, but I don't know anyone who might want to read them.

I just wanted to let you know how long some of your issues have been saved.

Katherine Cecil
Barberton, Ohio

Well-traveled birds - In the January issue, I read the article about crows' ability to count ('Crows can count - at least to 16'). It made me think of an incident that happened to me in the Pacific during World War II.

My ship, a destroyer, was hit by a kamikaze plane off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. In addition to killing some good men, it tore a gaping hole in the starboard side of the ship - in the sleeping compartments. It destroyed quite a few bunks and lockers. We got the hole repaired at a nearby island that we called Wiseman's Cove. It's the island where war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed.

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