Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Tap'er Light!"

What does "tap'er light" mean? It literally means, "take it easy," or "be careful and have a good day." It comes from the practice of setting explosives in the mines; they had to pack in certain types of explosive charges by carefully tapping them in with a hammer. Hit the charge too hard, or miss and strike a spark off of rock, and ka-BOOM!  This cards is postmarked 1945