Hang crepe on your door

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Hang crepe on your door

Postby spud camp » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:55 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Oct-20-05 AT 05:19 PM (EST)]I always wondered what this meant. This is what I found. Just thought it was interesting (could this be another clue to Sons true age?)

"It was a common practice in 1918," Barry writes, "for people to hang a [ribbon] of crepe on the door to mark a death in the house. There was crepe everywhere." In Philadelphia -- where 254 people died on Oct. 5 and 289 the next day -- a man said that on one street, it "looked like every other house had crepe over the door."

A timely account of the 1918 flu pandemic
By Michael Kenney, Globe Correspondent, 2/11/2004
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RE: Hang crepe on your door

Postby houndog » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:33 pm

Hello ,
black crepe was huge in Victorian Britland.
When Prinze Albert died Victoria practically lived in the stuff,'til Billy Connoly gave her a seeing too.

But as I hear it red is the colour of mourning in New Orleans , originated from Africa.Any thoughts?

I love second line funeral music.

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RE: Hang crepe on your door

Postby mickeypainless » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:45 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Oct-20-05 AT 06:46 PM (EST)]Man.... the whole topic kinda crepes me out!
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RE: Hang crepe on your door

Postby badfinger » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:39 am

Suzette knew the answer.
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