It’s a charming picture the Bloomington school district sent to the newsroom today. Ernie Mattson, 97, the last surviving soldier from the USS Nevada, the only battleship to make it out of Pearl Harbor once the Japanese attack started, met with third-graders.
But his story, compelling as it probably is, isn’t what caught my attention. It’s the number of kids capturing the moment on their smartphones/cellphones.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.