my mother's childhood lamp

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this lamp was in my mother's bedroom when she was a child.
it sat across town in Honolulu during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
my mother was 14 years old.
her father was a navy-man, and more specifically, a submarine-crew member stationed at pearl harbor.
he was off-duty, and at home asleep on that infamous Sunday morning. he immediately went back to the base before the second wave hit, and the family didn't hear from him for over a week. they didn't know if he was dead or alive.
he survived.
my mother saw the second wave come in from a hillside by her house.
all the while, this lamp sat across town.
now it sits in a kitchen in new hampshire.