Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 20, 1975 · Page 119
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 119

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 20, 1975
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THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF HUMAN ODDITIES EVER PUBLISHED. SIDESHOW-^ Pictorial History of Human Curiosities. Here it is, the largest collection of "freak" photographs ever published. Hundreds of rare photos that had been hidden away and have never been seen before. Every type of human oddity imag- mable * $ome * ou Mver imagined) is pictured -, in this large (8"xlO") fascinating volume (two-beaded people, human "trunks", Siamese twins, giants, dwarfs, and many, many more). Will be published at $695. Our special "early-bird" sale- only $3.95. Tke"D0IRitFMiily"ofllMf«ts YOU WONT BELIEVE YOUR EYES! "JO-JO THE DOG-FACED BO?' fVRTTK Y» iTAK' K 't i r A'K A A TL L t * BROADWAY BOOWTHDttS, MPT. F-37 245WEST19 ST^NEW YMK,ILY.1MU Please send me SIDESHOW(S) at $335 ea. (plus 60? post hand. each). Enclosed is $--~ PRINT NAME. ADDRESS. .ZIP. MAKE CHECK/M.O. PAYABLE TO BIOADWAY BOOKFINDOS MY (AVOR'ITE jokes · « »· ..__, byjiMCARNcy EDITOR'S NOTE: As he looks back, 1'tm Carney feels he wanted to be a star because as a kid he was always overlooked. "When I was born," he says, "my mother asked the doctor, is it a boy, or a girl? The doctor 'said: 'Is what a boy or a girl?' A week later she went home and forgot to take me with her." Actually, he has fond childhood memories: "As a kid I was very poor," he relates. "I remember my father coming home one day and telling my mother, 'Well, it looks like we're in for a depression.' My mother said: 'Anything will be an improvement.' " Here are some of his other childhood memories, stories of his current family life and other /okes: Raising five kids is tough because all they think about is food. I showed the baby a pig once and said, "Honey, can you tell Daddy what that is?" She said, "200 pounds of pork chops." The other day I said to my oldest, "You haven't said a word in three days. How come? He said, "You told me never to talk when I have food in my mouth." And food prices are so high . . . I asked the clerk in the supermarket for two dollars' worth of tomatoes. He said, "We don't sell slices." Besides the Depression, another reason we were so poor was that my father drank a lot. From watching my old man I learned to stagger before 1 could walk. He had funny little quirks about him . . . like he wouldn't buy us a bathtub till he found out you could also use it to make booze. But my father was dedicated in some things. I remember the time he got a job in the brewery as a beer taster. He worked there one day-- "Give us this day our daily bread at 7950 price levels." just one day--then went on strike for longer hours. · But he had many friends... because his friends knew that if they ever got into real trouble they could go to my old man and he'd give them the shirt off my back. · Every night before we went to bed my mother used to bless the house with holy water to keep the devil away. But it didn't do any good. My old man still came home. · - '. Actually, my father was never home that much and we didn't even have a picture of him. All my mother had was a composite sketch. . · We grew up religious, but today the kids don't want religion. They don't want holy pictures or statues . around the house ... But I tricked my kids. I hung a picture of the Twelve Apostles in their room and told them it was a new rock group. · And how about hospital prices . .. My hospital charges you $100 a day. Of course, overnight is extra. « . . . . I think my wife is getting fed up with our marriage. Yesterday I nearly choked on something she threw into my soup--it was her wedding ring. · Actually, we would have been divorced years ago if it wasn't for the kids--she wouldn't take them and I wouldn't take them. · ' She complains I'm not making enough money. I said, "I beg your pardon, my unemployment check is just as big as anybody's."

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