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April 1 Was Flitting Day

To the Editor:

I hope the residents of Blair County realize how fortunate they are to have a weekly newspaper. Weeklies are the perfect inexpensive way to unite communities, families, military veterans serving far away, and generations that are separated by years, decades and even centuries.

I just read the April 4 edition. The Herald commented on April 6, 1899, that April 1 was moving day. There was another name for “moving day” and that was “Flitting Day.”

When I first learned about Flitting Day, it was from a weekly newspaper. I asked my elderly uncle Joe McClure (now long gone) if he ever...


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