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TOMBSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE, MARTHA.
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
IN RESPECT OF
A GOOD WOMAN,
AND ALSO AS A
SPECIMEN OF MY WORK,
THESE MODELS (POUND SIGN) 15.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; VICTORIA ; MELBOURNE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music C700.334
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music C700.346

Date learned: DON'T KNOW

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STUPID EASTERNER

"DUST-BOWL! WHY, WHEN WE GROW CELERY WE HAVE TO USE CONCRETE
PIPING NINE FEET HIGH AND TWO FEET WIDE. WE COULDN'T HANDLE OUR
CELERY BY THE BUNCH. WE CUT IT INTO LENGTHS AND SELL IT BY THE
SUPERFICIAL FOOT!"

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TO AN EASTERNER.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; VICTORIA ; MELBOURNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

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WHEN AN OLD BUSHMAN DIED, AND NO CLERGYMAN COULD BE
FOUND, AN AMERICAN STEPPED FORWARD TO GIVE THE LAST
PRAYER. HE RECITED THE "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE"
AND NOONE KNEW. EVERYONE AGREED THAT "OLD HARRY
COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BURIED DECENTER."

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; VICTORIA ; MELBOURNE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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STUPID EASTERNER

"DUST-BOWL! WHY, WHEN WE GROW CELERY WE HAVE TO USE CONCRETE
PIPING NINE FEET HIGH AND TWO FEET WIDE. WE COULDN'T HANDLE OUR
CELERY BY THE BUNCH. WE CUT IT INTO LENGTHS AND SELL IT BY THE
SUPERFICIAL FOOT!"

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TO AN EASTERNER.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; VICTORIA ; MELBOURNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: 06-00-1960

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STUPID EASTERNER

"DUST-BOWL! WHY, WHEN WE GROW CELERY WE HAVE TO USE CONCRETE
PIPING NINE FEET HIGH AND TWO FEET WIDE. WE COULDN'T HANDLE OUR
CELERY BY THE BUNCH. WE CUT IT INTO LENGTHS AND SELL IT BY THE
SUPERFICIAL FOOT!"

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TO AN EASTERNER.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; VICTORIA ; MELBOURNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: 06-00-1960

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