by David Parmer
With his Roebuck car all bound for town;
The cussed thing, it would not start,
So Bub gets out to push the cart.
Now Bub, he pushed with all his might,
But the car was stuck so awful tight;
Bub cussed the day he bought the flivver,
. . . . Claud Townsend
Claud Townsend has an old gray mule,
Just the thing he says for farming;
But when his heels go into the air,
Things look very much alarming.
One day the mule pinned back his ears,
And humped up in the back;
He kicked Claud into Kingdom Come,
So Claud, he never came back.
Some day I hope Claud will return,
Unless he’s with the Lord;
And swap that measly mulish mule,
For a little Henry Ford.
And when you have a cussed mule,
Just watch the business end;
For if you don’t your friends are sure,
Your funeral to attend.
Mustache Growing Contest
Orlando residents Nathan Parmer (lt) (see Ollie and Nathan Parmer) and Mike Thomas (rt) (see Mike Thomas' Family ) must have been great inspirations to these aspiring mustache growers
You just can’t keep good folks down.
Pictured to the right is Mrs. O.L. Stutler, Edith (Skinner) Stutler, who made an onion bed that day. She is with her two youngest children, Bill and Jane.
Billy the Newspacker Goes A’Courtin’
But presently, when the ‘possum grease on his brogans began to warm up and an obnoxious scent emanated therefrom and was carried to the tender nostrils of the love-sick "sheeny" she remarked that it was her day in the kitchen and that he would have to excuse her until after the noonday repast. So in order that he might amuse himself in her absence, she reached in her library, selected one of her favorite story books and asked him if he liked novels. "I don’t know," was the reply. "I never tasted one, but I am real fond of ‘possum." I don’t doubt that ere long the nuptial knot will be tied, the wedding bells will be ringing and Miss Gossip will become the happy Mrs. Newspacker.
In advance let me wish you both a happy voyage on the matrimonial sea and that each of you will persistent newspackers for the Buzzardtown correspondent known as
Numerous entries include comments by the ever-observant "Uncle Zeke." Read about the newspaper columnist and B & O Trackman P.N. Blake of Posey Run in the Oct '06 entry Uncle Zeke From Buzzard Town and the Dec '06 entry Trouble At Uncle Zeek's House.
comment 1 Donna G.
FYI, although we can't hold Uncle Zeke to the details, or even to the facts sometimes, Odey McCoy was was in his early teens and Lee Morrison was in his 20s in the 1890s, when Grover Cleveland was in office.