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More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"

19 Oct 2020
@ 04:01 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

It seems that Andy's "Have a Laugh" thread is locked up --- too much mirth.

If some Webmaster can unlock it, then we could keep all this absolutely priceless and intelligent humor together.

In the meantime, I will try to post a story my mother told me long ago about life in the middle of the 1930s Dust Bowl.

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19 Oct 2020
@ 04:12 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"
Oklahoma Dust Bowl Refugees in 1936:




My mother grew up in Marlow, Oklahoma during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl times. Many farmers were dirt poor, which is very hard if you have kids.

She told me the story of one man who had five kids who ran around the farm barefoot and in coveralls, no shirt, no underclothes, and helped work in any way they could.

His oldest son turned thirteen during one hot summer and the mother told her husband they had no money to buy a present, some small thing for him to play with.

The farmer told her not to worry, and simply cut the bottom off one of his son’s pockets.

19 Oct 2020
@ 04:14 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"

Trying again with a photo of Dust Bowl Oklahoma in 1936:

19 Oct 2020
@ 06:00 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"
I heard that the next year, the same kid was asked what he wanted. He said, " I wanna watch!" So, they let him.
20 Oct 2020
@ 05:38 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"
Paul, Paul,

Excellent rejoiner when many are still scratching their heads.

Funny, funny
28 Oct 2020
@ 12:39 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"
I am going to apologize in advance for this one. No wait. No I'm not.

 

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