Friday, December 02, 2016

Landlord's Invitation

On Tuesday's blog post I included a link to my Ocracoke Newsletter about Sam Jones. In the Newsletter I mentioned the "Landlord's Invitation" which Sam had printed at the top of his stationery.





This might be easier to read: “Here’s to Pa’ nds Pen Das’ OCI alh OURin ha! RMLes, Smirt ha ND Fun le TFRIE nd’s HIPRE ign B eju ST an DKIN –dan Devils PEAK of N’ one.”

An anonymous reader left this comment on my blog post: "I have been waiting for Mr. Jones' Landlord's Invitation to be discussed and explained."

Maybe one of our other readers can shed light on this Invitation. If we don't get a response by later in the day I will explain it in a comment. 

Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1938 article about Capt. Gary Bragg, waterfowl hunting, and wooden decoy carving. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112116.htm.

10 comments:

  1. Passed by your house yesterday, while enjoying a beautiful day in Ocracoke.

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  2. wait...
    Here stop and spend a social hour
    In harmless mirth and fun
    Let Friendship reign,
    Be just and kind
    And evil speak of none

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  3. :-) do I get the chocolate covered ranger badge today?

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    1. Good job, Robb! No chocolate covered ranger badge, but you get free, life-time access to the Ocracoke Newsletters.

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    2. Philip
      Then we are all winners!

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    3. WOO HOO!!! That's the best gift! :-D

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  4. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Wow...took me a good bit, but I did finally figure it out and decipher it as Robb has noted. Is this something Sam created, or a common thing of the time that he shared?

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    1. According to a web site I discovered (http://bbbrown.com/family/the-browns/landlords-invitation/), the Landlord's Invitation "hung in a pub called the 'Fox and Hounds' near Tivotshall Junction in Norfolk County, England." That sounds like it could be true.

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  5. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Wait a minute, now we know what is says, but why is this the format? Is it a result of a typesetter challenge after a pint two many? Perhaps the original sign would share some insight. Was it carved in stone, wood land lettered -- was it created during a time that this W'or dPl ay was popular?

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