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Saying about Old Folks

1. Q. I heard you on radio reading a verse about old folks which your 80 year old Mother sent to you. Would you please send me a copy? You and your Mama are wonderful!

A. I don't know about me but my Mama IS wonderful! I have had so many request for this verse, I will send you a copy. It seems that a lot of folks can identify with it.

"Remember, old folks are worth a fortune, with silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet and gas in their stomachs.

I have become a little older since I saw you last and a few changes have come into my life since then. Frankly, I have become quite a frivolous old gal. I am seeing five gentlemen every day.

As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed.

Then I go to see John.

Then Charlie Horse comes along and when he is here he takes a lot of my time and attention. When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't like to stay in one place very long so he takes me from joint to joint.

After such a busy day I'm really tired and glad to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life!

P. S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him, "Oh, I do all the time. No matter where I am: in the parlor, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement, I ask myself-- 'What am I here after?"

DON'T complain about the price of fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, because
"If Folks Only Knew, How Many

  • Hours of Thinking,
  • Hours of Digging,
  • Days of Sunshine,
  • Weeks of Coaxing,
  • Oodles of Headaches,
  • Pounds of Fertilizer,
  • Bushels of Rich Dirt,
  • Gallons of Water, and
  • Oodles of Backaches,
It takes to produce a productive plant, they would GLADLY pay the price!

If you think the price of an item is a little too steep, remember, IF IT WERE EASY TO GROW you wouldn't have to be buying it from professionals!


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