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Tricked into pushing one of the best mowers in the county

The LeaderOctober 4, 1917Meigs County OH SCRAP OF HISTORY From the Interesting and Eventful Life of T.H. Gold of Bedford By invitation the editor of The Leader was a guest Sunday of the venerable Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Gold of Bedford. David Stansbury, who Mr. Gold says was one of the best men he ever […]

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If you would quit telling yarns for three months

The August morning was overcast and a drizzly rain was falling. The few men around the courthouse door drew underneath the porch. The group was made up of three or four townspeople and a half dozen male teachers. The acquaintance existing among the latter was limited, or else they did not feel in a chatty […]

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You must know the six types of married folks

Shenandoah Herald Woodstock VA April 2, 1909 ‘To Find Your Affinity’ Your affinity is your mate, but unless you know the six types of happy married folks on Olympus, up to date, you may miss yours. Jupiter, king of heaven, ruler of men, house and business, must marry Juno, the queenly woman, plump, domestic, wise […]

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She came rollin’ down the mountain

Some know the song as “Nancy Brown,” others as “The West Virginia Hills,” but according to The Frank Gullo Music Sheet (sic) Collection at Millersville University, “She Came Rollin’ down the Mountain” was written by Arthur Lippmann, Manning Sherwin, and Harry Richman and published by Crawford Music Corporation in 1932. The ditty tells the tale […]

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This was crazier than he could take sober

The Chicken Thumb A far fetched folktale from NC Well folks, sit right back and let me tell you a little tale about how Hoopie the farmer and the Rooster named Red went at it one day. Before I start, it is necessary for me to tell you a little something about Red. Red is […]

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