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* And So They Say: Chas. Baxter: “Lee Phelps had my electric watch running on a hearing aid battery.” Doc Mason: “It gave me a sort of startled feeling to almost step on two deer which were bedded down the other morning while I was out hunting.” Chuck Ostmeyer: “You just simply haven’t seen anything until you have seen the sun come up about 3:00 in the morning when you are high in the air over the ocean.”
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* And So They Say: Dode Morrissey: “I wouldn’t mind my wife taking a vacation if I didn’t have to work in the store while she is gone.” Matt Mullen: “My wife sat on a rock out at the reservoir fishing early Saturday morning and didn’t complain a bit about the cold, but coming back to town, she had to have the car heater on. Women are funny.”
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* And So They Say: Doyal Hrabe: “Having nine kids in your home for a few days leaves you with never a dull moment.” Kenneth Cooper: “I am able to be about, but I do not know about what.” Red Dibble: “A person ought to be on a month’s vacation when he comes back to visit his old home town.” Chuck Hageman: “There are the biggest quail I ever saw around here this year.”
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* And So They Say: Bob Smith: “No one heard anything they didn’t already know after all that money was spent on the Warren Report.” Glenn Conn: “I never complain, I just comment.” Mrs. Ruth Marshall: “I still like the old-fashioned afternoon football games best.” Kenneth Medley: “It’s easy to get the little kids out for baseball and football, but when they get bigger they seem to lose interest.” * Ten-year-old Alan, the son of Mr.
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* And So They Say: Clarence Heiner: “I think I have lived in Stockton longer than an other person living here now—81 years.” Bump Arrington: “You don’t have to believe it if you don’t want to, but I drove through an inch of snow up at Glade last Thursday evening.” Mrs. Ben Niermeier: “They say the State Fair is very good, but we had a good Fair here, too.”
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* And So They Say: Chuck Hageman: “From what I learned at the abstractor’s meeting, practically everything will be done by automation ten years from now.” “Jimmie James: “We Stockton men didn’t do much good at the shoot at Plainville Sunday, but we made a lot of noise.” George Riffel: “We are living in town now— up on the hill, so you can still call me a hillbilly.”
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* And So They Say: Lee Phelps: “I truly labored on Labor Day.” Chuck Waller: “Bill Gouldman isn’t the only person who doesn’t know anything about buying hogs. My hog died of the heat almost before I got him out of the pen.” Alvy Wildrix: “I paid $10.00 a pound last spring for the seed for these watermelons.”
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* And So They Say: Bill Gouldman: “I’m a poor hog buyer—and you can quote me on that.” Harold Snyder of Lyons; “I have twelve grandchildren now, but I don’t think they come cheaper by the dozen.” Frances Nichols (week after the Fair): “This is Exhaustion Week.” Vera Peaslee: “If a person had a little more money, they could have all kinds of fun.”
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* And So They Say: Clara Mullen: “Everyone in this area should be proud of the fine camping area out at the Webster Reservoir. Why, it even drew a honeymoon couple last week.” Clark Stocking: “Don’t you hear my bones creaking now that I’m a grandpa?” Elizabeth Dryden: “I haven’t done any shooting lately as the dog hasn’t scared up anything but skunks, and they are pretty smelly.”
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* And So They Say: Chuck Waller: “It was almost unbelievable that the air conditioners had almost a week’s rest.” Dode Morrissey: “A fine vacation I get! I’m spending it in the store while my wife takes a vacation.” Homer McCauley: “I’m just living for the day that it rains.” Robert Osborn: “When the fine new school stadium is finished, they can have commencement exercises there instead of sweating it out in the auditorium.” Stella Willis: “I never saw such marvelous corn as I saw in Nebraska over the weekend.”