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on granbop's"farm. that's allways
the worstest part about a vakashun,
for the last day of it all ways comes
& you gotter hike back to the ola
grind and dig for anuther yere
that's why i am so doggone sore
here i have been having the time
of my life for 2 hole-weeks and now
i gotter lissen for the alarm clock &
get my toes stepped on all the way
down in the "1" every a. m. and p. m..
with nuthng to do in between times
but run the legs offen me trying to
catch up with the work.
but as i remarcked i had a jim dan
dy time & i got a lot to show for it
wont the other fellers be sore wen
they see that bump i got on my neau
where i fell outer the biggest tree on
and i can show them sevrul other
bumps too, one where i fell off the
haystack and outer the barn 16ft -.
i got 6 cuts on my feet, which was
done by stepping on tin cans In the
swimming hole and running after
raDDits in tne wheat feeld.
then i got 2 kicks on me,-1 was
made by the mule when i was teech
ing him tricks & anuther where star
lite, who is a horse, landed on me
when i put his bridel on
outside of that there ain't nuthin'
the matter with me except all my
clothes are torn and sevrul scratches
on my face, but i licked every .kid
around 4iere for that
' i will betcher the other kids in n. y.
-will be sore when they see what a
bullyv time i had & dident have to
ware no good clothes or wash my
face evry day & sometimes i sneaked 1
off to bed without washing my feet
when gramma dident catch me
& now i gotter ware shoes every
day & stay dressed up, aint it tuff?,
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!
. Sti: 1-tbOAY I
Y'know, George, I was readin' in
the apper the other day about John
Rockefeller laffin' out loud in church
durin' services in N' Yawk.
The papere said it was some line in
the sermon that slid on his wish
bone an' made him laff.
Oh, yes it was.
You an! me know what made him
laff, Ed, an' it wasn't the funny line
in the sermon either (or i-ther, as
they say at afternoon teas).
The merry guffaws from John
ceme out more than once when ha
thinks as how he's got a half-Nelson
on the public with his gas an4
Yeh, but go easy on him, Luke,
didn't he raise the price of gas from
12c to 24c a gaL and ain't he gradu
ally gettin' kind-hearted and bring
ing it down a cent every year.
Oh! we didn't know that. Wetaka
back them harsh words, John.
WOULDN'T ANSWER A WHISTLE
"Is dem you-all's chickens?"
"CoseN dey's my-all's chickens
Whose chickens did you s'pose dey
"I wasn't s'posin nuffin" about 'em,
but I will say dat it's mightylucky
dat a chicken won't come a-runnin
an' a-waggin' its tall when Its reg
ular owner whistles same as a dag."