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Memory Monday: Second Week of June 1918 -- Do You Have a Flag?  

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18 June 2018, 15:24

The second issue of June 1918 of the Brewster Standard was published on June 14 — i.e., Flag Day.

And they definitely had flag content.

FLAGS!

Whew. Are you flagged out?

PHONE COMPANY: STOP ASKING TO MOVE YOUR PHONE

So in last week’s post, the phone company tried to guilt people for paying their bills late.

Now, they’re trying to guilt people for wanting to move their phones.

How DARE you ask for service! Don’t you know there’s a war on?

I really look forward to the next thing the phone company will try to guilt people on.

SAVE AND SAVE AND WORK AND SAVE AND GIVE

CATECHISM OF FOOD DOCTRINE

Without comment.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

So I thought this might be a play, but I found that it was a movie. Here is some stuff:

During the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are both courting beautiful Margaret Moncrieffe. Fast-forward several years and they again find themselves on opposite sides, this time about compensation for the properties of Tories—colonists who sided with the British—during the war. Hamilton falls for Maria Reynolds, who it turns out is secretly the wife of prominent pawnbroker Jacob Clingman, a friend of Burr’s. The pair conspire to destroy Hamilton—who is now Secretary of the Treasury and married to the daughter of a prominent army general—by making public several love letters Hamilton had written to Mrs. Reynolds.

So…. this is a bit different take than the current Broadway hit …but it’s not necessarily all that different. Just a different focus.

This is the IMDB page for this… I wonder if “Photoplay” just means movie… Given that one of the first movie magazines was called Photoplay, I’m guessing yes.

Obviously, this is a war movie, based on a book about an American who fought with Europeans before the U.S. entered the war.

I thought this Amazon review was interesting:

Clearly written and brutally honest. I am surprised that the book wasn’t censored – not for any anti war or anti government ranting which it does not have – but for the plain description of actual conditions at the front. Actually, the ordeal of the common soldier began miles from the front. Guy tells of one of his first nights in France where he had to sleep in a barn. He awoke thinking the straw beneath him was poking thru his uniform. It wasn’t straw but lice- all the common soldiers had them for the duration.

Great read with loads of wit. I suspect his wit is what kept him sane.

The book is public domain, so I just downloaded it for free. Check it out.

MMMM LIQUID LEAD

And for our final clip, an ad for beautiful lead paint….

And those of us with old houses have to be really careful with our renovations. Thanks, lead paint!

BONUS CONTENT: EDDIE IZZARD

Just for fun. It’s not exactly relevant, except… FLAGS!