A comic strip created a national phenomenon across the America in the late 1930’s that is still celebrated today. Women inviting men out on a date is more accepted today, but this was almost unheard of before 1937. Alfred Gerald Capp’s was the writer for a popular hillbilly comic strip, Li’l Abner in the 1930s. […]
The Well Treated Thermometer – This is so funny and probably true
A Well Treated Thermometer A prominent physician of Baltimore tells of an amusing experience of the early days of his practice when he was residing in a small town where by far the majority of the workers were miners. “I was greatly distressed at the unsanitary conditions prevailing in their cottages,” says the doctor. “and, […]
Humor about taxes has been with us a long time
“There is no child so bad that he/she can’t be used as an income tax deduction.” “It’s tax time. I know this because I’m staring at documents that make no sense to me, no matter how many beers I drink.” Dave Barry “Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.” Gerald Barzan, humorist “In general, the […]
Pretty girls cause all the trouble in the world?
(This story from an 1882 newspaper would probably not be printed in today. It really reveals what men thought about women at the time. I really don’t know what to think about it except to say I’m glad I’m living in today’s world) It has been rather broadly suggested that pretty girls cause most of […]
DYK: All I needed to know about life I learned from Santa
All I Needed to Know About Life I learned from Santa Encourage people to believe in you. Always remember who’s naughty and who’s nice. Don’t pout. It’s as much fun to give as it is to receive. Some days it’s ok to feel a little chubby. Make your presents known. Always ask for a little […]
Pepe, the headstrong dog – Have you ever had a dog like this?
Pepe, the headstrong dog I thought we should adopt a dog to complete our family. When I discovered a large black, male standard poodle for sale, I convinced Bob this was just what we needed, little knowing how wrong I would be. He delineated his territory When Bob brought him home and introduced him to […]
Help me with these kittens, I can’t do anything with them! [Cute story and pics]
THE FELINE SPECIES by Inez McCollum I am a sucker for cats! I grew up with dogs; but never had a cat until my Dad gave us a beautiful white kitten. He had been a farmer as a young man; so knew all about domestic animals. He guaranteed this kitten to be a male. We […]
Girl Bites Dog – written by the one who did it!
GIRL BITES DOG By Joyce Ray Wheeler It hasn’t been comfortable choosing to write this article for two reasons. First, I’ve written about dogs before, and second, I’m reluctant to admit that I am the girl who bit the dog! Once again we’re in my tiny hometown in rural Kentucky. My parents owned the house […]
Feed them and they will come – but they are beautiful
THE FOOD CHAIN by Inez McCollum I could have titled this “Feed Them and They Will Come!” That would include a number of members of the animal kingdom. I have a cafeteria of food available for the birds at all times. This also attracts those cute, but pesky, chipmunks, as well as raccoons, possums and […]
DYK: Social Standing and dinners – Watch where you are seated!
Did you know that in the seventeenth century, a person’s social standing determined what he or she ate at dinners? The best food was placed next to the most important people. Also, people didn’t tend to sample everything that was on the table, they just ate what was closest to them. In the seventeenth century […]