My father was recalled into the Navy early - before June - in 1941, and his ship took him from California to the Atlantic. So my mother took us all to Virginia before September of 1941, where I entered 4th grade. The greatest shock to me was discovering how southern Blacks where treated - Blacks had no right to drink from “White’s only” drinking fountains, to live outside their ghetto areas, to join white kids in school (including Catholic schools), and etc. And now we have a two-term, black president ... disaster! My, how things have changed.