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1919 -- Not What We Were Promised
1919 was supposed to be a good year. The War to End All Wars had ended the poreevious November; our boys were slowly coming home from "Over There;" technology -- automobiles, phonographs, radio, electricity was becoming more widespread.
But then there was the Influenza Epidemic and we started to run out of sugar and the New Seeley -- which had opened only six short years before -- was closing two nights a week to conserve their limited supply of coal.
However, during the remaining five days a week, the Thompsons managed to book a wide variety of popular actors and movies.