Out of the Ginger Jar Advice from early 1900's
OUT OF THE GINGER JAK. The fast man is pretty certain to fall behind. What three vowels express trouble? I. O. U. It will probably never be known what the hand-saw. • Be sure you are right, and then don't make a fuss about it. There is many a man who isn t worth what it costs him to live. Every dog has his day, and too many of them have their nights also. The blacksmith may be an expert forger without being arrested for it. Nature is a good doctor, but she makes her patients pay to the last cent. • What the corn heard with its own ears the potatoes saw with its own eyes. Few men know what is good for them until some wise woman has told them. The money that a woman spends Is never for the bonnet, But always for the fancy things The milliner puts on it. The rich are known by their dollars, but the humble 'onion is known by Its scent. Tbe farmer who has lost his half- bushel measure was in more than a peck of trouble. The foolish trust to the safety-pin, but the wise see to it that the buttons are well sewed on. It is easier to climb down a tree than to climb up, which explains why the top Is never crowded and,, why there is always room there. We are none of us any better than we ought to be and many of us are a great deal worse. The farmer has a good many mouths to feed; he Is even obliged all through the winter to feed .the fodder cutter. Sometimes when a man is pretending to be looking for a wife he is merely hunting a good cook. Beware of such. —From October Farm Journal.