As school children were taught the proper things to do if Russia decided to â€œdrop the big oneâ€ on the New York environs (as if any damned thing we did would have mattered). Those were indeed the â€œDuck and Coverâ€ Days. A few times per year, the grammar school faculty would herd us all into the basement of the school, where they would lead us in song. As I recall, the song we regularly sang was, â€œHeâ€™s Got the Whole World in his Handsâ€, and this was a public school.
Nowadays if public school teachers led students in that song, the blast that would come from the ACLU would make the Russian â€œbig oneâ€ look and sound like a mere firecracker.