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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Whitetail or Shirttail

Quilts to be displayed at a Pennsylvania tavern this weekend testify to the poor marksmanship of generations of local hunters.

The late Helen Kuzma, who owned the Beechwood Inn in Ogletown with her husband, John, from 1947 to the 1970s, made quilts by hand using the shirttails she snipped from patrons who missed getting a deer.

The many plaid and solid-color flannel and wool shirttails were embroidered with the owner’s name, so there was a record when a hunter would claim they never missed a shot.

Each year, Kuzma would hang that year’s quilted record of misses as well as previous years’ quilts. [Link]

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