May 2021 – Rounding the corner

            May 2021, 14 months after Covid-19 restrictions changed our world. While some areas of the country are still experiencing high infection rates, here in Minnesota we are finally seeing what we hope is the full lifting of restrictions.

With the reduction and removal of limitations all of us will see many more local Gun shows. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, the “Upcoming Shows & Events” section of our website, and for listing of events as they are published. Crocodile Productions, Russ Bower, and other promoters have been putting on shows here in Minnesota since February. The Minnesota Weapons Collectors Association (MWCA) has announced that their big shows will begin June 12th. Papas Toybox has been vending at Iowa and South Dakota Shows since December 2020.

            May is also an especially important month for the United States and its military.

·         May 2, 2011 Osama Bin Laden was killed.
·         May 4, 1970 4 students were killed at the Kent State Protest.
·         May 6, 1937 the Hindenburg exploded in New Jersey.
·         May 7, 1975 Official end of Vietnam War (according to some sources)
·         May 8, 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea began
·         May 8, 1945 VE Day
·         May 11, 1969 The Battle of “Hamburger Hill” began
·         May 12, 1949 Soviet blockade of Berlin ends
·         May 14, 1804 Lewis & Clark depart St. Louis, Mo.
·         May 14, 1942 An Act of Congress allowed women to volunteer for non-combatant roles.
·         May 20, 1927 Charles Lindberg began his solo trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
·         May 20, 1932 Amelia Earhart matched Lindberg’s successful solo flight
·         May 12, 1881 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton.
·         May 25, 1787 The Constitutional Convention began in Philadelphia.
·         May 29, 1865, President Andrew Johnson granted a general amnesty to all Confederates.
·         May 30, 1943 The Aleutian Islands were retaken by the US 7th Infantry Division.

Here at Papas Toybox we hope as our country reopens for business, and we address our social strife issues that we learn from our history and use it to shape our future. Only by working together toward shared goals will we succeed.

Papas Toybox has and will continue to locate, purchase, and bring to our customers an ever-growing assortment of quality, economically priced U.S. Military Surplus dating from the Spanish-American to the present. Our selection of WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam gear continues to grow as we search everywhere to bring product to our customers.

Thank you for being our customer.

Papa and Boss Lady