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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7965 on: October 17, 2020, 10:40:42 AM »
As was the practice in that day, and is still the practice in Navy wardrooms, cloth napkins were placed on the table in individually identifiable metal napkin rings assigned to each person who regularly had meals at the table.  When the meal was finished the napkins were rerolled and put back into the napkin rings for use at the next meal.  One-meal guests at the table folded their napkins and left it beside their plate.

From my experience in Navy wardrooms, how many times the napkin was re-used depended on how used the napkin got at any one meal but usually it was replaced after the third meal of the day.   It sometimes happened that a messmate would thoroughly trash his napkin during a meal at which time he was voted the "Dirty Napkin Award" which he held until someone else received the honor.  (Those of us with facial hair were frequent awardees.)

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7966 on: October 17, 2020, 01:36:04 PM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7967 on: October 18, 2020, 01:27:27 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, October 18, 1920.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7968 on: October 18, 2020, 04:51:41 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7969 on: October 18, 2020, 06:53:25 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, October 18, 1920.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7970 on: October 18, 2020, 07:52:33 PM »
As was the practice in that day, and is still the practice in Navy wardrooms, cloth napkins were placed on the table in individually identifiable metal napkin rings assigned to each person who regularly had meals at the table.  When the meal was finished the napkins were rerolled and put back into the napkin rings for use at the next meal.  One-meal guests at the table folded their napkins and left it beside their plate.

From my experience in Navy wardrooms, how many times the napkin was re-used depended on how used the napkin got at any one meal but usually it was replaced after the third meal of the day.   It sometimes happened that a messmate would thoroughly trash his napkin during a meal at which time he was voted the "Dirty Napkin Award" which he held until someone else received the honor.  (Those of us with facial hair were frequent awardees.)

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I was concerned this was a 'use your napkin more than once without washing it issue'.  :(
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7971 on: October 18, 2020, 08:29:42 PM »
Oct. 18, 1920 was a slow news day

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7972 on: October 19, 2020, 12:31:21 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, October 19, 1920.

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« Reply #7973 on: October 19, 2020, 12:35:01 AM »
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« Reply #7974 on: October 19, 2020, 04:54:59 AM »
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« Reply #7975 on: October 19, 2020, 05:13:28 AM »
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« Reply #7976 on: October 19, 2020, 05:52:20 AM »
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« Reply #7977 on: October 19, 2020, 06:53:59 AM »
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« Reply #7978 on: October 19, 2020, 07:17:31 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #7979 on: October 19, 2020, 08:24:59 AM »
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