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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 30, 1911, Image 13

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THE THANKFUL MAN ; - " -
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-.Thankful! ' , . . -. --;
Sure, Bill ! I'm as thankful as the little purp that ki-yied away
with a tin can to his tail thank-
fuPit wasn't firecrackers!
J'm thankful for a .heap of
things that might.be a whole lot
Worse. t aZXZai
F'rinstanceJ ' '.
I'm thankful turkey's 35 cents
apound.' That saves me from
foundering on an old-fashioned
Thanksgiving dinner.
I'm thankful my underwear still,
has 10 per cent wool in it. They
rrfight high-tear-off my whole shirt
I'm thankful God made 'life just naturally so sweet, in spite
pf everything, that I, don't need much-sugar at 8 cents per.
v I'm thankful there are some' newspapers tiat can foe-bought for
axentacopy arid no other way! ' .-;'-'
I'm' thankful I 'live in this1 ga-lorious land-of the more-or-less
free, instead of in heather Chiny. Those, poor, benighted Chinks
are smitin' the oppressor queue and thigh. JBut us enlightened
'Americans know it's ethical to turn out the other- pocket and tell
pur highbinders to help 'emselves. "
"You know, Bill, we inherited this sacred Thanksgiving festival
from the original Puritan emigrants, and"we've"gotfb keep up the
good, old customs. They had heaps to be thankful-i or? , Only half
of them .died of bad'food and frosted toes,- The Indians" usually let ,
the rest of 'em alone, providedthey kept together and -prayed ,with .
one eye open and a finger on the trigger. There 'was plenty of land
for all, after they'd picked a few tons of, rock off each, acre. Ahd
their blue laws permitted them to" smile on week -days-rrif. they
could find a stray grin somewhere. , -; ,
And us? ' ' - , ' - ' -l - p
Why, Bill, just think how much worse things might be!- T-
Supposiri' Taft shd'uldvgo gallivantin' around all the time, t
(j V Supple the Soo-preme Court should amend all the laws
i against highway robbery? ' ,
Suppose we had to pay for the air we breathe, as we do for
everything else Old Mother Nature intended we should all us;e
freely?,- - - - -
Suppose .wefcadife toawlffcome &&rmfccbejlies cvinighrfrps?-

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