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Ornery Old Gents

| 4/2/2019 10:10:00 AM


The cartoon “Memories of a Former Kid” in the November 2018 issue of Farm Collector reminded me of when I was a lad in the 1930s. My uncle used to tell of when he was a kid, walking to and from a one-room school. He said it was a mile each way and uphill both ways. The old-timers always had some good stories.

When I was a lad, the loafers would sit in front of the hotel in LaGrange, Ohio, and spin yarns. Their favorite trick was to tell the horse dealers who passed through town to check with Mr. Sage, because if he saw a horse, he would buy it. The dealers would come back upset because they hadn’t made a sale. Mr. Sage was blind!

John R. Heath,
Sullivan, Ohio;
(360) 373-5111

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