The Matchbooks · April 19, 2020 0

Always a friendly welcome

The saddle on this Star News matchbook says “Always a friendly welcome”, but the eagle graphic on the inside says “Our Country! RIGHT or WRONG … Our Country!” – Is this just an add-on the match salesman talked George into? Or does he have a bone to pick with that German dude that comes in for pipe tobacco?

I looked it up on Google Maps and of course the Star Newsstand is long gone. However there is a photography studio on that block called “Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy”. I guess that’s what they call gentrification?