Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What To Do Now

Growing up in the 70's and 80's, I was  aware of the distinct possibility I would die in a nuclear attack before I reached adulthood.  Living in St. Louis, I had heard we were a prime target given the McDonnell/Douglas aircraft plant and Defense Mapping.  "Before Disaster Strike: What To Do Now - A Family Handbook", published by the St. Louis Office of Civil Defense, was created specifically for the St. Louis area in the 1950's and discusses that danger and how to prepare for the inevitable.  Of course, we know now the appropriate position to assume in the event of such an attack is to place your head between your legs and kiss your butt goodbye.  But here are some things we were told back then would help to prepare for and survive after a nuclear holocaust.  Oh, and if you're too young to remember the nuclear threat, replace "A-Bomb" and "H-Bomb" with "Zombie".

Remember, girls, always wear your apron and heels when purifying water in a nuclear aftermath.

This guy looks a little too cheerful to be cooking in a post-nuclear hell.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...