A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 11, 2014
“Army Wife: Toughest job in the Army”

"Army Wife: Toughest job in the Army” is a slogan that has appeared on many gift items, such as bumper stickers and T-shirts. “Army wife: It’s the toughest job in the world...moving expert...” was cited in print in 1993. “ARMY WIFE (picture of Army Commendation Medal) Toughest Job in the Army” was cited in print in 1997.

Some commenters object to the slogan, stating that while army wives have a difficult life, it doesn’t compare to the job of a soldier.


9 August 1993, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “House: Family makes it home,” pg. 8, col. 1:
A framed quote in a downstairs family room describes the taskmaster: “Army wife: It’s the toughest job in the world...moving expert...”

Google Groups: rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Re: OT: Sweatshirt/T Shirt Sayings
Dana & Marian McQuaid
8/15/97
Well my two favorites: I am the Mommy That’s Why!! and ARMY WIFE (picture of Army Commendation Medal) Toughest Job in the Army.

Google Groups: alt.support.childfree
Yuck - Military Moms
Jim Mowreader
12/19/01
(...)
The other day I needed to go to Sam’s Club for something and saw this bumper sticker on many cars in the parking lot: “Army Wife--toughest job in the Army.”

Google Books
Half My Heart Is in Iraq!
By David D. Bayouth
Wichita, KS: Bay Island Media, Inc.
2006
Pg. 485:
We wives have a saying: “Army wife...toughest job in the Army.”

Google Books
I Love a Man in Uniform:
A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles

By Lily Burana
New York, NY: Weinstein Books
2009
Pg. ?:
I’d heard the catchphrases: Military Spouse—The Toughest Job in the Military.

Twitter
wedding planner
‏@weddingpln4u
Army Wife… The Toughest Job in the Army New Blog post How I Became An Army Wife http://bit.ly/bSc7n4
1:00 AM - 13 Apr 2010

Twitter
Anonymous Knob
‏@kinvodAnonymous
Anybody know a WW2 Vet? I want to try to explain to them those awful “Army Wife-toughest job in the Army” bumper stickers #AnxietyTroopers
8:51 PM - 11 Nov 2012

Twitter
Alli Shepard
‏@allixandramarie
True love. Army wife: The toughest job in the military. http://instagr.am/p/TD0DeBwbqb/
8:36 AM - 10 Dec 2012

Twitter
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‏@SouthernShivers
Army wife: The toughest job in the military ~ Proud Army Wife
6:20 AM - 1 May 2013

LewRockwell.com Blog
The Toughest Job in the Military
Laurence M. Vance
“Army Wife,” read the bumper sticker I saw on a car the other day. It was below the bumper sticker that read “Don’t Be a Dick” and above the one that read “Life Is Short, Party Naked.” (No, I am not making this up.) I agree, being an army wife is the toughest job in the military. Your husband might be sent to fight some unnecessary foreign war and neglect his family. Not to mention that he might get injured, become suicidal, visit a prostitute, get hooked on drugs or booze.
3:23 pm on March 11, 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Permalink