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Reasonable

August 8, 2012

REASONABLE

THE handsome, $30-a-week clerk faced the millionaire industrialist. He squared his shoulders.

“Sir,” he said, getting right to the point. “I’ve come here to ask for your daughter’s hand in marriage.”

The captain of industry studied the young man.

“I see,” he murmured. “Well, let me ask you a question first. Financially speaking, what are your future prospects?”

The young man looked the millionaire right in the eye.

“That all depends,” he replied, “on whether or not I become your son-in-law!” . . .

Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Mar 5, 1938

Beans with Honey

August 8, 2012

Image from Old Picture of the Day

Cowboy poetry:

He mixed his beans with honey,
He’d done it all his life.
Not because he like it,
But to keep them on his knife.

Amarillo Globe (Amarillo, Texas) Oct 7, 1925