Can Thee Pass The Old Quaker Test??

                 Can Thee See This??

If so, Then the Old Quaker & His Blog Are BACK.

But to make sure–

Please let me know if thee can see this.

Thank Thee!

 

 

 

 

 

83 thoughts on “Can Thee Pass The Old Quaker Test??”

    1. Not me; I’d settle for a “thumb’s up.” But it’s not my rule. Not sure whose it is tho. Brevity is okay with me, even if I often don’t practice it . . .

    1. Chandlee– They’re not up yet; I needed to run this test first, before going to work on them again. Shortly!
      Update, Chandlee: the TigerSwan blog post IS up again.

  1. Not only do I see the Old Quaker, the Indiana whiskey tax stamp and that strange “O.O.G” proclamation scroll in his hand, but I can say that this hootch is gluten free, being made from straight rye grain.

  2. I have taken my pocket size bottle to New England Yearly Meeting to show it around and plan to do so again next summer.

  3. Yes, Katie Kent can see it!! ….. far as I know Quakers in the US weren’t fierce tea-totalers until the 19th C.

    Nor was plain dress mandantory in the 18th C. when this ‘Old Quaker’ was depicted.

    I grew up outside Philly in the 1950’s, Mom and Dad bought ‘the tenant-house’ from two old Quaker ladies who lived in ‘the big house’. Our families became close … relations by courtesy .. Aunt Carol and Aunt Peggy served wine at the dinner table, and they sent my brothers to Westtown Friends for kindergarten as PA didn’t have public kindergarten back 1980’s.

    I started attending meetings for worship in the Northeast in the 1980’s, (Friends General Conference) and sometimes Friends would bring vino to share during fellowship after. In the 1990’s I went to worship with meetings who afiliated with both FGC and Friends United Meeting. Whew! The FUM Friends at Baltimore Yearly Meeting were trying to impose a creed, avowing Jesus as God’s only son, and the only way to salvation and a requirement to be a Quaker. Also they wanted to “read out of meeting” LGBT folks. Thank Goodness they did not prevail … or cause a big schism/stink as you’ve reported to us about North Carolina (or was it Appalachian?) Yearly Meetings.

    Well, my point is … some Quakers are not strict moralists as a group … and that the only sin is separation from the Divine … and that indulging in “vices” such as hard drink, are okay if pursued in a manner which does not separate us from our Light Within… ie … No Habitual Drunkeness. 😉

    Wonder if Schenley still distills Old Quaker Whiskey? And I do realize that business concerns would use Quaker name to indicate quality.

    1. Thee wrote: “In the 1990’s I went to worship with meetings who afiliated with both FGC and Friends United Meeting. Whew! The FUM Friends at Baltimore Yearly Meeting were trying to impose a creed, avowing Jesus as God’s only son, and the only way to salvation and a requirement to be a Quaker. Also they wanted to “read out of meeting” LGBT folks. Thank Goodness they did not prevail … or cause a big schism/stink as you’ve reported to us about North Carolina (or was it Appalachian?) Yearly Meetings.” —
      I was in a Baltimore YM Meeting in the ’90s, and I must have dozed through the effort thee mentioned, because I didn’t see it. There was a faction within FUM, but not really in Baltimore YM itself, that tried a putsch like that in the early 1990s — know that one well; but it didn’t get far in Baltimore YM itself, thankfully.
      Much different in North Carolina YM-FUM, as chronicled in this blog in many posts over the past two years. That seems to have died down this fall, at least for the moment. But NCYM-FUM has paid a heavy price for indulging in such foolishness.

    1. Made it across the border too. (I might have to follow it one of these days; you all getting ready for some sanctuary work?)

  4. After drinking that stuff one might not be able to see. Hmm, noteworthy that Old Overholt Rye, which survives, was initiated by a Mennonite. Another shot against temperance?

    1. “Old Overholt,” eh? I would have thought it’d be something like the “Busted Buggy” or “Got My Suspenders In a Twist.”

  5. Yes, I see it. Man, that’s pretty egregious for them to slap Quaker on liquor as their brand name. Do they still make this? I still think Indians have it worse, but a least we have a little taste of what they go through.

    1. Hi Chloe– I don’t think they make it any more. Back in about 1915, Indiana YM petitioned the legislature to ban the use of the Quaker name for the stuff (made in the state), but no dice; “Quaker” is public domain.

    1. Not sure; part of the recent delay was “migrating” to another host; there were a lot of files (been pecking at this blog since 2010.)

  6. No problem–JGot it! But when I clicked on your name it took me to your old site–blanked and brief “so sorry”

  7. You’re here because you’re here because
    You’re here because you’re here,
    You’re here because you’re here because
    You’re here because you’re here!
    … and I haven’t even had a drop of Old Quaker with the Indiana excise tax sticker!
    :–)
    Carl

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