Here is a picture that Aunt CB and I were just talking about - it's Grandpa and Grandma Taylor and a unique flag standing in front of the lower level of our Taylor house in Warners, New York.
My remembering is that my dad, Arnon - sent this flag off to his aunt because she was going to 'show' someone - and it never came back.
I always thought that the white stripe first was always interesting or significant but then I discussed it with a historian and they said that there was not a standard way to create flags when this one was made so folks would likely start with whatever color they wanted.
CB remembers it a little differently but the end result is the same - it's in a museum on Long Island.
The Taylors always accumulated interesting things. On that note I found a box of old tiebars that I believe, based on what was around them and what they were in - belonged to Grandpa Lloyd Taylor. I see no reason to have all these tie bars here and so many of you without so.........I am happy to share if you would like on - please contact me with your address and you can have one at least until I run out.