Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving past

Some snippets from the PG front page a couple days after Thanksgiving (Nov 29) 1941

A headline:

City Slices Real Estate Tax Slightly
Is that the last time that has happened?

A quote on the XMAS shopping rush:

"Pittsburgh yesterday celebrated the day after Thanksgiving, or Blank Friday, so named because when an ordinary man finds himself Downtown between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this day everything goes blank."
Not quite sure I get that completely...  and a more ominous headline:

US Awaits Next Move from Japan. Peace in Pacific Hinges on Tokio
Which if nothing else is a reminder of how fast things can change. When that was printed, the Japanese Task Force was halfway to Hawaii.

1 Comments:

Blogger joe said...

Did you read the blanking article?

"Blank blank these blankety-blank blank blanks," goes the man trying to cross Diamond street at Smithfield.

Just think how many people they could have fit downtown if they had a trolley tunnel under the river back then!

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:26:00 AM  

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