Andrew 'Andy' Hogg Brown: Kingfish, I don't know about this turkey deal. I don't know whether I understand it or not. Uh, you say we is equal partners in this, huh? George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Oooh - certainly, Andy. This a fifty-fifty proposition. Now into the corporation, I puts in my brain, my ingenuity, my integrity, and my vast experience in the business world. And all that, uh, you contributes to match this great gesture of mine is the measly sum of seventy-five dollars cash. Andrew 'Andy' Hogg Brown: You know, Kingfish, you is one fella that can really make money sound like nothin'. I'm almost ashamed to have it. George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Oh, don't apologize, Andy, don't apologize. Just hand it over.
Mar. 7. When my father was a boy he was the best fiter in this town.
Mar. 9. Went down to Fatty Melchers today to make a violin, we cut a piece of wood the shape of a violin then take some horsehairs and strech them over a brige and you can play a tune on them. in school i learnt to play on a piece of india rubber. you pull a piece of elastic out of your congres boot and hold it in your teeth and pull it tite and snap it with your fingers and you can play tunes that you can hear but no one else can. old Francis saw me snapping the elastic and came and took it away. i have got plenty more in my boot. i am saving money to buy me a cornet. when i get enuf i am a going to play in the band. +++
Mar. 10. plesent day. old Si Smiths big white dog and a bull dog had an awful fite today. neether licked and they had to squert water on them to seperate them. they dident make no noise, only jest hung write on to each others gozzles. my aunt Sarah said it was dredful, and she staid to the window to see how dredful it was.
...I've told my daughter this story. A man falls into a manhole and the sides are slick and the hole is deep. He can't get out. Help, help! A cop walking by hears the shouts and looks in the hole. Officer, I'm stuck! OK, I'll go get help, the cop says. The man is cold and afraid. He prays. A priest walking by hears the prayers and looks in the hole. Father, I'm stuck! OK, my son, I'll go get help. The man is desperate and frustrated, and begins cursing, pounding on the walls with his fists. His friend, Joe, hears his familiar grumpy voice, and looks in the hole. Joe, I'm stuck! And Joe jumps in the hole. The man screams at his friend, what are you thinking, now we're both stuck down here. Yeah, Joe says, but I've been here before and I know the way out... G.M. Somers The Blotter