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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Today is Patriotic Day for the Knights of Pythias and will be celebrated in some form by every lodge of that order in the country. At Cynthiana there will be music, a parade, and an address by the Hon. Kimball of Lexington. The parade will start promptly at 1:30 o’clock from in front of the court house and will pass through the principal streets down town. The speaking will be in front of the court house at 2:30 o’clock. The Methodist ladies who will take part in the parade this afternoon are requested to meet at the residence of Mrs. Orie Lebus promptly at one o’clock. All are urged to take part.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, April 19,1928 - “Hop Flavored Budweiser, Real Quality Malt Syrup - For a finer flavor and added nutrients use Budweiser Malt Syrup in baking bread, cakes, cookies, etc. A Good product upholding a good name. Sold by Groceries and Dealers everywhere. Jos, Papania and Company, Distributors, Lexington, Ky.”

* J. Holland - “Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across in his barn boots.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 10, 1927 - “Edwin Cleary, son of the late judge W. W. Cleary, born and reared in Cynthiana, noted as a civil and mining engineer and an actor, playwright and war correspondent, dropped dead Thursday last while buying a railroad ticket in London, England. Cleary made his reputation as a railroad builder. He was in charge of the completion of the last link of the Cape to Cairo Railway in South Africa.”

* 1900 Business Directory - J. T. Ware, VS., and proprietor of Livery, Feed and Sale Stable. Dealer in Fancy Saddle, Harness and Match Horses. Commercial Work Solicited. Corner Pike and Poplar Sts.”

* Winnie the Pooh - “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 18, 1927 - “John L. Bell, local dealer for Nash cars has sold 20 cars from Jan. 1 up to the present time. The latest purchasers reported are Frances Williams and J. Milton Allen. Mr. Bell was in Cincinnati yesterday to get a Nash for a Pendleton County man.”

* 1949 - “If You - Must Sample - Her “Plucker-Paint” - Better Drive - Where Traffic Ain’t - Burma Shave”

The Cynthiana-Harrison Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 859-234-7179 The museum is open because of volunteers who are willing to share this local history treasure with you.