American Humor: Sage and Folksy Advice from MOTHER

The Last Laugh shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS American humor with magazine readers, includes sage advice from Satchel Paige, Bat Masterson and folksy advice.

| July/August 1977

  • The Last Laugh column shares American humor and sage and folksy advice for MOTHER readers.
    The Last Laugh column shares American humor and sage and folksy advice for MOTHER readers.
    ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

  • The Last Laugh column shares American humor and sage and folksy advice for MOTHER readers.

Enjoy MOTHER's American humor and folksy advice shared with magazine readers.

• Avoid fried foods which angry up the blood.
• If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cooling thoughts.
• Keep the juice flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
• Go very lightly on the vices such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
• Don't look back. Somethin' might be gaining on you.

Satchel Paige's Rules For Rightful Living

"There are many in this old world of ours who hold that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime, and the poor get it in the winter."



Bat Masterson

American Humor at It's Best

Well sir, summer has set in for fair here in Barren County this year. Ole Man Bartlett — who's 84 if he's a day and who once spent four years prospectin' for gold in Death Valley — says that he's been to three state fairs, two rattlesnake roundups, and a goat ropin' and he ain't never seen nothin' like it.






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