Dear Submarine Enthusiast,
You’re invited to the fourth annual Submarine Enthusiasts Fair![i] We are so excited for all of the entertainment and treats that we have prepared for our fellow submarine lovers this year.
Here is the pertinent information:
When: Saturday, May 21, 1938
Where: 200 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina.
Who: All you submarine enthusiasts in the Mid-Atlantic chapter[ii]
Why: Because it’s fun![iii]
Here’s what you have to look forward to:
– An entertainment sub—with music and sketches, viewable through the portholes of your own sub
– Sub history sub—visit the sub history sub for information about submarine history (visitors must come on board before we descend)[iv]
– Food submarine!—picnic fare will be served to anyone who happens to be in the dining sub
We certainly hope you’ll join us![v]
National President, Submarine Enthusiasts of America
[i] The first-ever fair was actually planned for 1929 but had to be canceled because it seemed inappropriate to celebrate submarines in the wake of the stock market crash.
[ii] At the time, there were eight members.
[iii] Invitation writers in modern times no longer promise anything of the sort on their invitations for fear of being sued.
[iv] Though we applaud the attempt to inject some historical education into the event, the sub history sub was poorly researched.
[v] Branson prudently left out mention of the $500 cost of attendance and the requirement to bring your own sub.