[Ads-l] pop a cap: big antedating (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 3 01:16:31 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> As the father of an eight-year old, I can assure you that they are still
> po=
> pular (at least, in my house).

After our cap-pistols had gone the way of all toys, we'd use stones to pop
the strings of left-over caps.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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