Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Grasshopper Hoppeth

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

One hundred sixteen years ago, to the day:

From the June 6, 1896 issue of the Michigan Messenger published at Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan:

"Monroe Democrat:  The Grasshopper hoppeth in after the cyclone and announceth his intention to become a burden in Lenawee and Monroe counties; but the grasshopper is not a good prophet or he would know that in a wet season the red parasite assaileth him most and the rain giveth his flippers the Rheumatism and behold the turkey gobbleth him easily."

And, so the grasshopper hoppeth - -

Or the turkey gobbleth - -

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Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Love it Carol, LOL!

Lynne Carothers said...

And, so the grasshopper hoppeth - -

And the turkey gobbleth - -

And the Carol writeth - -

And the Lynne liketh!

Carol said...

Thank you Lisa

And, Lynne:

Lynne commenteth,

And, Carol rolleth on the floor(eth).


Joan said...

Just gotta love when the red parasites assaileth and the rain giveth his flippers Rheumatism.

I just get a kick out of the tidbits you find.