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Residents recall Pearl Harbor day

Original post made on Dec 9, 2007

"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan." So began the war message to Congress of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM


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Posted by Janie Haile-Taylor
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:24 pm

My name is Janie. I'm Hilton Haile's youngest daughter. Every December 7, I have read his comment's he wrote on what he saw that day. But, I never thought any part of it would be in print.
My Uncle Phil and his wife, are resident's of Pleasanton and he sent me the article that was in the Pleasanton Weekly. I recognized so many of the names mentioned in the article. Family names that were friends of my parents or patrons of my mother, Avanell, who for many years ran a beauty shop out of our home on Abbie St.
Many years have passed, people have come and gone and it has been a long time since I have even been to Pleasanton. My sister, Lori, still lives there. I miss P-town. It will always be my home.
Obviously, I don't live in Pleasanton Heights. I'm currently in Nevada. But,I would like to Thank whoever wrote the article and whoever submitted it for remembering my Father. It meant alot to myself and my sister.