Thursday, June 14, 2012
You're a Grand Old Flag
Another bit of cardboard coincidence occurred today as I received the above piece of felt in the mail today. Imagine that, receiving a flag on Flag Day.
I picked up some Murads from a seller I frequent often, and because they have great combined shipping rates, I decided to look through the rest of their inventory, where I found the above beauty. Since this "card" is actually felt, there is no identifying information on it about the year. However, with a little bit of sleuthing, I discovered that the 48-star flag was used from 1912-1959, so this felt was probably made during that time.
I don't know about you, but I'll be celebrating Old Glory Day glued to the television watching the greatest test in all of golf, the US Open.
P.S. I watched my first perfect game live last night. Congrats to Matt Cain. As nervous as I was for him, I can't imagine what was going through his mind, or, worse yet, his wife's mind, as he worked through the last innings.