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legacy
Posted by: WY Smokey (---.tctwest.net)
Date: January 21, 2005 07:40PM

Last evenings news had several references to "legacy" which reminded me of some light verse I found in an 1908 newspaper.

It was a little lawyer man
Who softly blushed as he began
He poor, dead husbands will to scan.
He smiled while thinking of his fee
Then said to her so tenderly
"You have a nice fat , legacy"
And when, nex t day, he lay in bed
With bandages on his head
He wondered what on earth he said.


Re: legacy
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: January 23, 2005 08:55AM

Good one, WY!


legacy
Posted by: ilza (---.ind.ajato.com.br)
Date: January 23, 2005 10:02AM

very good !

older than that one, actually

Mountain Democrat
Saturday, May 01, 1880
Placerville, California

A slight misunderstanding

He was a little lawyer man,
Who meekly blushed as he began
Her poor, dead husband's will to scan.

He smiled as he thought of his fee
And said to her so tenderly:
"You have a nice, fat legacy,"

And when he lay next day in bed,
With plasters on his broken head,
He wondered what on earth he'd said.


Re: legacy
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.ne)
Date: January 23, 2005 11:58AM

Amazing!


Re: legacy
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: January 23, 2005 05:00PM

I assume you're referring to Ilza's ability/knowledge. I agree.


Re: legacy
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 11:49AM

Yes, that and the newspaper archive site she discovered:

[www.newspaperarchive.com]


Re: legacy
Posted by: WY Smokey (---.tctwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 07:43PM

Our town was founded in 1906 when the railroad came through and the GRIT was publishing from the moment the town was platted. These kinds of fillers and boiler plate articles were used to fill up the space in a four sheet tabloid for a population of under 300. I imagine the one Ilza found was one that used these fillers too.
Thanks for the link.




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