Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's the end of the world--pay up.

You thought predicting the end times was a new idea?  In perusing a 1937 history of our local area, Mama Squirrel noticed this item:

"The __ newspaper said early in 1844: 'Inasmuch as the end of the world is to come on the 22nd of March, according to Miller's prophecy, we respectfully request all our readers who are in arrears with their subscriptions to call and settle at once, otherwise it will go hard with them on Judgment Day.'"

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I'm afraid that Q's writing is so erudite that instead of going slowly I would grind to a halt very quickly indeed, and never get started again. I doffs me cap to ye.

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