Of Those Persons who are narrow-minded enough to try to belittle Buffalo. If they will "knock" our city, they will likewise "knock" their best friends. Beware of them! If they won't "boost" Buffalo, tell them to go back to wherever they came. And while on the subject, let us go back 100 years when Buffalo first became an incorporated settlement. Supposing those strong and hearty men who founded Buffalo had "knocked" their city? Where would we be now? Probably a suburb of Fredonia or Angola. Let's all start boosting, as they must have done, so that our children's children 100 years hence will be able to say the same good things about us that we are saying about our forefathers.... the pioneers of a Great City.... Buffalo.
Check out this crazy old advertisement that my friend Chris Ziolkowski came across when browsing the booths at The Peddler flea market (now located in the Lafayette Presbyterian Church for fall and winter- info
). The ad is from 1932 and was placed in a magazine called Town Tidings -
a pictorial of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and surrounding areas. I am aware that I am somewhat of a zealot when it comes to promoting and defending Buffalo, but this ad is so over the top that it makes one wonder just what was happening back in 1932 that warranted such a campaign. At the same time I would love to have this ad blown up into poster size mainly because it is such an intriguing statement of the times... and in a much subtler way there are those of us out there, to this day, who are still beating the drum, just not a war drum such as this.