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
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Passed by your house yesterday, while enjoying a beautiful day in Ocracoke.ReplyDelete
Here stop and spend a social hour
In harmless mirth and fun
Let Friendship reign,
Be just and kind
And evil speak of none
:-) do I get the chocolate covered ranger badge today?ReplyDelete
Good job, Robb! No chocolate covered ranger badge, but you get free, life-time access to the Ocracoke Newsletters.Delete
Then we are all winners!
WOO HOO!!! That's the best gift! :-DDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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?ReplyDelete
The sign was in my grandfather's house. I remember taking pride in being able to read it while it stumped my friends. Just this morning, I ran across this fascinating post about this type of word puzzle. Seems it goes all the way back to the 17th century.ReplyDelete
Oops. Forgot to post the link. Here it is: https://guttedarcades.blogspot.com/2012/07/heres-to-pa-nds-pen-da-soci-alho-ur-etc.htmlReplyDelete