Artifacts #26


Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions.

7 comments:

swac said...

Oh yeah, click on stuff to see a bigger version.

chris said...

what year was that?

swac said...

Somewhere between 1941-45.

Michael said...

I gave up on the hard NYRs. I aim low...I vow not to violently kill anyone (that one's hard but so far so good), I promise not to gain so much weight that a muumuu would be tight, I will not take my neighbor's wife in vain (I like to add something religion in there, just in case), etc;

JonCow said...

I was trying to parse his list to determine an exact date (America was not at war and Woody was a pacifist in Jan. 1941) He divorced his first wife in 1943 ("Send Mary and kids money"), he had joined the Merchant Marine (42-44) to avoid the draft("Help win war -- beat fascism"), but then a simple Google search came up with the answer: January, 1942

swac said...

Thanks Jon! Somebody else told me 1942, but I forgot to post that here.

Gerard Saylor said...

"Abandon family."