Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Military'

“Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring pack. P.S. Bring pacs.” — Lt. Col. George A. Custer, June 25, 1876   Visit Cypress Hills National Cemetery

Read Full Post »

Bette Davis and Margaret Dumont are in the curly-Cuvilliés drawing-room of somebody’s palatial home. From outside the window, at some point, comes the sound of a kazoo, playing a tune of astounding tastelessness, probably “Who Dat Man?” from A Day At The Races (in more ways than one). It is one of Groucho Marx’s vulgar […]

Read Full Post »

Can’t Buy Zoot Suits Any More But Many Try, Say Boro Tailors “They are outlawed, and you can’t buy ‘em more.” That’s what Myrtle Ave. tailors and clothiers have to say of the once in-demand zoot suits. The War Production Board has turned thumbs down on the patch pocket and the flowing back variety of […]

Read Full Post »

April 21st [1862] Weather cool and chilly   Has rained for five days an the roads are impassable   This is the most Godforsaken country I ever saw    We move camp about every day and in the woods all the time    This is one vast graveyard and shall we never get out of […]

Read Full Post »

Honor Roll Defacement Arouses Residents of Flatlands Section Residents in the area of Flatbush and Nostrand Aves. have become aroused over the obliteration of 100 names of service men from a neighborhood honor roll— but quick repairs were in prospect today. The plaque at 1544 Flatbush Ave., in the Flatlands section, contains 600 names. According […]

Read Full Post »