Daddy was a lot better at shearing sheep

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By W.B. Evans

The Christmas of 1941, was just awful. Pearl Harbor got bombed.

Just when folks were beginning to see a little daylight with the Depression winding down, we were jolted into the cold reality of war.

All the work I did trying to get that new J.C.Higgins' Roadmaster bicycle was wiped out by a single letter from Sears, Roebuck and Company in Greensboro, N.C.

"Your recent order has been canceled due to the war effort," it read.

More than 60 years later, I still vividly remember Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.

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