A Bit of Country Humor from 1898


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/19/1898.

He criticised her pudding and he didn't like her cake;
he wished she'd bake the biscuits like his mother used to make.
She didn't wash the dishes and she didn't make the stew,
and she didn't mend his stockings like his mother used to do.

Oh, well, she wasn't perfect, but she tried to do her best,
until at length her time had come to take a little rest;
so when one day he growled and whined the whole day through and through,
she turned him up and fanned his pants just like his mother used to do.