No Bananas, No Heat

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Kolohe
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    This is why everyone in the North east converted from coal to fuel oil (and/or natural gas) as soon as possible, (though gas was a bit later) – for the convenience. Being better for the environment (relatively speaking) was a good benefit, but one not mandated for another generation or two.Report

    • Michael Cain in reply to Kolohe
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      My small town Iowa grandparents still had a coal-fired furnace when I was small. I could hardly wait until I was deemed old enough to go to the basement and shovel coal when we went to visit at Christmas. That lasted just until I was so deemed, and found out how much work it is, and how hot.Report

  2. Jaybird
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    I only knew the song from Spike Jones. I had no idea it went back that far.

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