"So when they dropped the bomb, ending the war, we were of course ecstatic. It was a reprieve. So we did all this, and we then returned to Pearl, back to San Diego where, a few months later, I got discharged and went home and started college."…

"After I provided the Veterans Administration with my Regents Examination results, I was approved by the College G.I. Bill. I had been accepted at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York as well as the Northrop Aeronautical…

"Since I was very young looking even for 17, some of the noncoms thought they could pick on me, and I did have a couple of fights. One occasion our sergeant-- who was a short man-- was trying to impress other recruits and accused me of something that…

"I went with the G.I.s at night, and they all picked up girlfriends along the way. Another rather interesting experience I had during this time period was a trip I made to Hameln with a young neighbor lady who was concerned for her family living…

Editor's Note: In his 2005 book, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism, Kevin Kruse relates an important episode in Atlanta history in which W.A. Scott played a significant role. In 1948, W.A. Scott III built his family home…

Editor's Note: Scott's obituary in the Atlanta Daily World describes his postwar career as follows:"After the war, he returned to Atlanta and completed his education at Morehouse. He began his married life with Marian, and in 1948 became…

"I went to London a lot. I loved London. When I got older, we were able to catch a bus, or train, and go into London-- go to some of the newer movies. And then we'd have to take the last bus home, or else you'd be walking. Because they would quit at…

I had a green ration book because of my age. My brother had the blue, and my mom and dad had white ones. And I was able to get orange juice on mine, and we could get an egg once a week, and meat was almost inaccessible. My dad would buy some black…

"My parents got married in 1949, May 7th, and back then, they wore top hats, and my dad brought out his hat—they couldn’t figure for name for me—so they had a hundred names, and they would each draw a name and then I was, you know, maybe able…

"And my father’s father owned a delicatessen, so back then, you basically took over your family business, and it was a four-year tutelage, four year school, to be a butcher, Charcuterie, which is basically how to make sausage and so forth, salamis,…