Hot Springs, Arkansas
An article from Southern Cultures 17:3, The Memory Issue
by Keith Maillard
World War II-era Hot Springs is the foundation for this author's story, a tale about his family's crumbling dynamics in troublesome times.
"'Well, of course I remember Pearl Harbor,' my mother says, the tone of her voice adding,What do you think I am, an idiot? She and my grandmother were working in the shop when they heard on the radio that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. She was five months pregnant with me. It was a Sunday. They'd never heard of Pearl Harbor."