Thursday, February 9, 2017

Looking Back to 1916: Soldier's "Housewives"

From the August 10, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"The good sense of the DeKalb women who made a number of 'housewives' for the soldier boys, equipped with threads, pins, etc. which were given to the boys when they went away has been vindicated.

"Word from the front was to the effect that the 'housewives' had proven some of the best equipment the boys possessed and the request was made that a lot more of them be prepared and sent down so that there would be enough for the entire company and the band."

Obvious that this was in preparation for World War I, but, "front" would probably be the training camp.

Also called the Soldier's Housewife.

Patch That Hole in Your Pants.  --Cooter

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