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02/11/2014

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Mary in Ohio

I believe that ad is the only time "Grape-Nuts" and "cool" have ever been linked.

Russ Hall

"Grape-Nuts" never figured into the recollection, but glancing through the thread reminded me of meeting your grandfather sometime in the sixties when all of us were visiting in Star Lake. We were in grad school and lived in Kansas at the time. Upon hearing where we lived, he informed us that he had fond memories of Kansas, having "won World War Two there--in Fort Riley, Kansas."

Mike Peterson

World War I, that would be. And he had a pretty funny story from Ft. Riley about a know-it-all in his outfit. They had to take cavalry training in those days, and this fellow was the expert in that, too.

Last they saw of him, his horse had veered off into a corn field and they kept seeing him pop up over the top of the plants in various poses that did not suggest he was in full control of his mount.

There was a theory among them that perhaps the non-coms had had enough of the young lieutenant as well and that the horse had not been chosen entirely at random.

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