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Eggs a frying on pantry floor.
Ink bottle trying to open the door.
Coal stove dancing the highland fling.
Nine dumb men trying to sing.
Rain drops beating on the window pane,
Sixteen cows going down the lane.
Wifie playing bingo with three Turks,
Guess I’ll sign the pledge
And go back to church.

– Percival Digatalis

Helen’s mixing something,
Joan is helping too.
Cathy so uneasy,
So is Daddy too.
Will it be a pudding,
Or a pie or cake?
But anything that Helen makes
Will be just jake!

– J. L. S.

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“A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.” – Charles Lamb

If you wonder why I picked the name Something for this crazy sheet of mine just look in your April bundle for Secretary Floyd Anderson’s The Quill and read his warning about the penalty for inactivity. I knew I had to do something and this is it.

Genius at work.
The little jerk!

“Its all a lie, the old man cried and took her in his arms.”

“Life is like a train. Chew! Chew!”

I like it where the publisher names his press, its size and type faces used. My thanks to Hoot Owl, Junior, North Star, Huggermugger, and Printers Scrap Box, all in the April bundle, for giving these facts. My press is a Model 2 Improved. It’s a 6 x 9 and the type is No. 8 Modern Roman. Is your press a Model?

Was glad to hear from fellow new member G. Brock Angle, Hialeah, Florida. Want to thank Leland M. Hawes, Jr., Thonotosasso, Florida for very interesting copy of The Gator Growl.

Lew said “I used to be a Maccabee. Then I let ‘em be. Now I’m an Odd Fellow!”

I Wonder Why?

She looked into my face, she did. My face is round and fat. She opened up her purse, she did. And this is what she gat; A hammer and a string of pearls, a lemon drop and then, she looked into my face once more, and turned her back and ran!

The Hand Press Blues

If you have printer’s ink on your fingers and talcum and kerosene on all your clothes. If one job is good and the next won’t behave. If the paper won’t take to the ink or the ink won’t take to the paper. If the type is off its feet and you have trouble getting the right impression; if all the p’s turn out to be b’s; and q’s are everywhere. If your type is in all kinds of cases and no place for them but under the bed. If you spend a little money, buy a few supplies, print a little paper, always read the bundle, you may have the hand press blues, but will try again, tomorrow!

If lightning struck a bumble bee,
As it was flying past.
Take my word for it, old thing,
It would have to be ve-ry fast!

– Einstein Jones

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Edited, printed and published by John L. Shear of Smiths Basin, New York.
Member of A. A. P. A.
Member of Lone Indian Fraternity

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