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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 24, 1912, Image 20

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Jimmy's three now. And he
keeps right on getting fat and
sassy. Now he weighs 130
pounds, without clothes and just
before mealtime. He weighs
more than his mother or his older
brother, and he is rapidly catch
up with his father.
He has the appetite of a cotton
field negro, and the digestion to
take care of all the food he eats.
None of the usual baby diet for
him. Jimmy A. likes anything
that's good "to eat, but he likes
pie best.
For breakfast he gets four large1
biscuits with bacon gravy, bis
cuits and butter and syrup, two
glasses of buttermilk, or two cups
of coffee. He holds that, and it
holds him for a little while, then
he gets on the outside of more
biscuits, butter and syrup.
At noon he gets rid of a large
plate of greens or any kind of
vegetable, with boiled-bacon, corn
bread, biscuit, two glasses of but
termilk and a whole pie. In the
afternoon he makes a raid or two
on the pantry and then bas a sup
per in keeping with his other
meals.
'And after that he doesn't have
to eat any more until the next
morning. i
Jimmy A. sleeps well, and ex
cept for his abnormal size is
healthy. He is fair, with bright,
clear eyes, and cheeks like roses.
He has a sunny disposition, and
bubbles over with joy when he
sees his mother putting the
dishes on the table. .
The bay's parents and doctors
haye tried to put Jimmy A, on a
"get-thin" diet, but he's Ifraid
the food would go to wastfe if he
doesn't eat it, so their efforts
count little. He continues to
grow out of proportion to his age
and to put on fat.
He fills a grown-up's rdeking
chair.
He's too big to spank.
He's too heavy for his father to
ride him to Banbury Cross.
Now they have Jimmy pulling
his older brother around in a
wagon hoping to "train off" some
surplus weight.
3-Year-Old Jimmy in Poithds
and Inches.
Weight, 130 pounds.
Height, 40 inches.
Around head, 25 inches.
Neck, 15 inches.
Bust, 34 inches.
Waist, 37 inches.
Around arm, above elbow,,
13 inches.
Wrist, 19 inches?
Across hand, above thiimb,
7 inches.
Around first finger, near
hand, 2y2 inches.
Around thigh, 26 inches.
Above knee, 17 inches.
Belo knee, 14 inches.
Ankle, 10 inches.
Around foot, 8j inches.
Length of foot, 7 inches
Across shoulders, 16 inches.
The inventor of the knapsack
was exploiting his device. "A
soldier may use it as a pillow.
That's why I call it 'jiapsackj' " he
said, '
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