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Re: Buying the Farm
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0790.  Friday, 7 October 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Don Rowan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 05 Oct 94 09:45:46 -0300
        Subj:   Buying the farm
 
(2)     From:   Tom E. Hodges <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Oct 1994 11:17:20 GMT-6
        Subj:   Re: 5.0767 Buying the farm
 
 
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From:           Don Rowan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Oct 94 09:45:46 -0300
Subject:        Buying the farm
 
I served in the Army Air Corps during the second world war and heard "buying
the farm" many times, often in poker games when you lost a big pot.
 
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From:           Tom E. Hodges <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Oct 1994 11:17:20 GMT-6
Subject:        Re: 5.0767 Buying the farm
 
Listen up, Godshalk W L,
 
I can't point you to a print source, but I have heard WWII vets refer to
"buying the farm", meaning specifically cashing in the $10000 life insurance
policy required of troops after they began drawing combat pay.  Speak, old
soldiers.
 
Regards, Tom Hodges
 

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