Monday, May 18, 2009

Bradstreet and Richard


In 1918, George Swinnerton Parker's oldest son, Bradstreet, enlisted as a naval air cadet, and promptly died of pneumonia, at the age of 21.

George groomed his second son, Richard, to take over Parker Brothers. But tragedy strikes again! Richard was killed in the first airplane crash at Le Bourget airport in Paris. He was 21.

I'm not sure why my grandfather was keeping the recipe for jellied chicken buffet salad. It doesn't sound like something he would have enjoyed.

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