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There are two reasons we
people of Lawndale don’t ever
mind our own business; one is that we havn’t any mind, and the other is we havn’t any
business. And I know I havn't any business trying to write this column, but majiie
since the Government has stopped rationing the news about the weather I will have
more to write about,
Jimmy Osborne breezed into tovm this week on a short furlough, and looked swell
in his new winter uniform. All the gals in the office and around town sit up and
take notice when the boys in uniform come back for a visit. Even us old married gals
;;et a tvdnkle in our eyes.
As you know all our mill emplojrees are well covered with various kinds of insur
ance, Well, we had one fellow who some time back had a sli^t accident to his log,
>Vhen one of the foreman asked him hovj he was getting along, and when he would be back
at work, he answered, "Not for a long time, cause compensation done set in".
The coal busjjioss has picked up'this cool weather. An elderly lady who had never
had any experience using coal came in the office and inquired, "Can I git a few coal?"
and v;hen 1 asked her how much she wanted, she said, "Bout one half ton will be enough,
for I aim to carry it". I looked rather doubtful and told her it weighed ICXX) lbs,
Mr. Stick Elliott, a well known farmer of this village bought a pair of new mules
and was trying then out when our local pastor drove by, and hearing Stick's language
stopped and said, "Don't speak like that to those dumb animals". Stick jerked off his
hat and looking him in the face said, "You are the very fellow, by cracky, that I want
to see, for I shore would like for j-tsu to tell me hov; Noah got these into his ark,"
Rev, G. W. Clay, our minister doesn't prcach long sermons any more; for he tells
this experience: "When he first started out in the ministry at one of his first chur
ches, he delivered a long and eloquent sermon, and after the scrvice he approached an
old gentleman and asked him how he liked the semon, the old fellow replied. Oh most
wonderfully, it was like the pease of God; for it passed all understanding, and like
his mcrcy endured forever." He also relates one way he raised a lot of money. He
said when he arose to address a certain congregation he said, "There is a certain man
among us today that is flirting with another man's ’.dfe and unless ho puts five doll
ars in the collection plate his name will be read from the pulpit". ^Vhen the collect
ion plate came in, there were nineteen five dollar bills and a two dollar bill v/ith
this note attached, "Other three pay day,"
Mrs. Shannon Blanton who docs a lot of hard work on our Hoover Rail> said that
her little daughter Eleanor asked her this question sometime ago, "Mama, when I grow
up will I get married and have a husband like daddy?" She said she answered her, "Vftiy
yes, X suppose so", then she asked, if I don't get married will I be an old
r-r.id lil:e Aunt Carrie?" And when she told her she wo\ild, Eleanor gave-a big sigh and
said, "It certainly is a hard world for us v/omen, isn't it"?
■K- * . -Ji-
Ike; Inhere've you been?
Like; In a phone booth talking to ny girl, but soneono wanted to use the phone, so
we had to get out.
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