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AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!
j Pa an' Ma
When pa gets sick he puts up an
awful kick an' all the kids have to
hot-foot back and forth from the
drug store and are kept busier than
a flock of bums around a free lunch
counter when the bar chauffeur isn't
The can't even think out loud and
ma scalds her hand trying to push
hot water into water bottle too fast
and all the while pa is groaning,
gasping and grunting like an airdale
5f pup with his head caught between
" the rungs of a rocking chair.
He has a touch of grippe. The
whole house looks like it ran into a
cyclone. Everything upset The po
tatoes are" scorching, baby has a
chunk of hard coal caught in its
mouth, the front and back door bells
are ringing, but the spotlight is on
pater PA IS SICK but when ma
is sick, oh, how different She goes
rigljt along with her work, pushes
the carpet sweeper over the floor the
same as any other day, is quiet, not
much to say and sometimes laughs.
She's not feeling just extra well
and is sure she'll be all right tomor
row. She takes the cat's tail out of
the baby's hand, looks for Eddie's
rubbers, gets supper ready and ten
thousand other things, and all the
while ma is sick.
Now brave members of the mascu
line tribe, ain't ma entitled to the
vote? Aye! and then again, some
more ayes even more so.
A GIVEAWAY ,
Mistress Bridget, some of the bed
clothes are missing. Was any of it
left out of doors over night?
Bessie (age 6) Bridget isn't to
blame, mamma, I know where it Is.
Papa's got it.
i Mother What do you mean,
Bessie I heard sqme of the folks
next door sayin' this morning they
? saw papa with three sheets in the
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"No," said the once musical maid
firmly, "I could not sing if you should
ask me. I have given it up."
"But why?" asked the wondering
"The doctor ordered it"
"Is that all?" breathed the friend,
with a sigh of relief. "I was afraid,
it might have been the police."