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.


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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