Happy Flag Day!

Illustration:  Jimmie Piggy & Flag.  The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.  By Marjorie Manners.  The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.

He marched around the orchard with his gun over his shoulder, carrying his flag.

“When I grow up,” he said, “I mean to be a great general like I read about in my books. Then I can tell people what to do, and they will have to mind me. Then Mamma can’t say ‘Jimmie don’t do this’ and ‘Jimmie don’t do that.’ And then I can have all the corn I want.”

The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.

By Marjorie Manners.

The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.

Illustration:  Jimmie Piggy & Flag.  The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.  By Marjorie Manners.  The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Happy Flag Day!

    1. Jimmie is sort of a love/dislike kind of guy! I love him, but some people don’t think so much of him. I forgot Flag Day and . . . what/who had a great Flag Day image? Jimmie! So two days in a row I have the Pig himself, Jimmie! He, however, did not crack corn!
      Elephant

      1. Ah, it’s an American abolitionist song from the 1800s that I learned as a child, without learning its roots. It was the conjunction of Jimmie and corn that brought it back. The internet makes it so easy to look things up.

        1. Yes, I know what the song Jimmy Cracked Corn is! I can even sort of sing it! But it has nothing to do with the lovely Jimmie Piggy.
          Jimmy cracked corn and I don’t care (repeat) . . . something like the master is on his way! Yeah, I get it but it isn’t this picture
          DOES ANYONE LOVE JIMMIE PIGGY BUT ME!!!. Well, I guess not! Oh well!
          Elephant

          1. I don’t know Jimmie Piggy well enough to be in love. Sorry! He and I just met on your blog. Never saw him before in my life. He’s cute but I wouldn’t bring him home to my dad. 🙂

            1. I forgot Flag Day and I put Jimmie to work at the last minute so that he could wave away with his sort of technically wrong flag.

              It’s okay – I love Jimmie – he’s not complaining.
              Elephant

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