Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flag Day in Ward 8

I was surprised to find an ad with a calendar that matches with 2014, but here it is, June 1947. And what drink makes you think Flag Day more than a Ward 8?

The name may make you think of lodgings at an asylum, but the name actually has a political origin. The story goes that the drink is an homage to Democrat Martin M. Lomasney's 1898 victory in a Massachusetts statehouse race. When the election was delivered by voters in the city's 8th ward, the drink had its name.

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