American Humor: The Plumtree Boys Enjoy Reader Sent Jokes

The last laugh column shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader submitted regional American humor with other MOTHER readers. In this issue the Plumtree boys' cheer themselves up with jokes from letters MOTHER's readers sent.


| September/October 1987



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"I believe I got something to cheer you up," Purvis Jacobs replied. He reached deep into his tow sack, felt around a bit and pulled out — a whole pile of letters! "


ILLUSTRATION: PETER KUPER

Last Laugh shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader submitted American humor with other readers. 

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American Humor: The Plumtree Boys Enjoy Reader Sent Jokes

Well sir, I'm sure you recall how badly the Plumtree Crossing Rail Riders of America got basted by the upper crust of Boston (last issue). So you won't be surprised to hear that the fellas got out of that town but fast.

"Boys," Ott Bartlett said as their train left, "I'm as low as fleas at a funeral."

"I believe I got something to cheer you up," Purvis Jacobs replied. He reached deep into his tow sack, felt around a bit and pulled out — a whole pile of letters! "You remember how we asked folks to mail us jokes awhile back? Well, lots of 'em have!"

Those jokes turned out to be the perfect tonic. They reminded the boys of all those days in the Plumtree Crossing General Store, 'downing Nehi sodas, munching on Moon Pies and swapping yarns. So the fellas asked that I relate some of 'em here.





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