American Humor: Late Fall and Early Winter in Plumtree Crossing

The Last Laugh shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS American humor with magazine readers, includes memories of Plumtree Crossing in late fall and winter and stories from Ott Bartlett.


| November/December 1977


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

The following advertisement appeared in 1914 in a Virginia newspaper:

FOR SALE: One large red cow, three-eights mule and five-eights wildcat. She usually goes on a visit every summer, but she is very much attached to her home at present by means of a log chain. Any person wishing to buy her, I will throw in fifty feet of two-inch rope and an old axe. Would like to sell her to some man who thinks he can whip Mexico singlehanded.

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards.

Mark Twain

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.





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