Cool Weather Greetings, Union Suit Fans!
Wishing you well and sure hope you had a great Thanksgiving, especially all my buddies in the northeast over in Buffalo, Watertown and upstate New York... getting all that snow. That is some "lake-effect" you all have to deal with. Yikes!As we enter the holidays and colder union suit weather, I wanted to re-post one of my earliest submissions to Union Suit Fan. The posting below is from December 8, 2016, and is of a poster popular during World War II. It urged Americans to conserve energy by turning down the thermostats in their homes, offices, factories, or where ever they worked. And most important, to pull on their long, red flannel underwear.
Thinking back, I don't know if my grandpa and four uncles, as farm boys in the 1940's, ever laid eyes on this poster. I do know they all wore union suits. Grandpa wore them year round. Folks now should do the same. I have been for a month or so and have managed to keep the thermostat down. In fact, I'm wearing a red union suit now as I post this. It's similar to the one featured on the poster. How about you? Keep 'em buttoned.... Chris
Union Suits - YesterYear
World War II Poster of Long Red Underwear urging
U.S. Citizens to dress warmly and turn down the heat!
Rationing and Energy Conservation Office
of War Information 1943