February 22, 1934
Cliffside, Feb. 21 — St. Valentine’s Day was their 42nd wedding anniversary. They have not been unusual parents. Contrary to prevalent sentimental belief the world over. They have however, been devoted sincerely to the training of four daughters and five sons. Today their health is comparatively fine. They have been faithful church goers. Their children have been taught in the One Belief and their home life has been likewise. How diligently have they worked; how sincerely have they worked, fashioning the lives of the children. One regret: I am not capable to write this. She enjoys a joke so thoroughly at my expense: My mom. He has always been the family’s faithful pal: My Dad.
Trifle notes: Everyone thinks that Obe Padgett is such a cute soandso, “I’se a tough baby.” says Obe, or “talk up tu me, son, talk up tu me.” Obe can be seen at Mills Drug Store … I haven’t read a comic strip for years…H. T. Webster’s drawing of O. O. McIntyre reminds me much of George Arliss as Voltaire in the movie “The Affairs of Voltaire”…I would like to drop into Ciro’s nite club in London in a double breasted tuxedo with 22-inch trouser bottoms and with 1-inch pink buttons on the coat…Parts of the song “Keep Young and Beautiful” compare with “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips”…. Our wash girl, who does the delicate unmentionables, doncha know, is named Minnie. When I hear her name around home I am likely to go into a hi-de-ho Cab Calloway jig and start singing “Minnie The Moocher” …If I am able to concoct a means of landing myself on Manhattan Island this summer. I would like to stop at The Algonquin. I would like to talk to Odd McIntyre first thing. A few shows. One evening at Colony Club. It would be great to see Eddie Dunchin at the piano with his orchestra in action at Central Park Casino. I would just have to tell someone that I didn’t say “You all” …Edward (Sonnyboy) Fisher tells of hearing Wayne King, The Waltz King, and the boys playing “Carolina” the song from that picture. Sonnyboy gets more tunes by ear that any fellow I ever saw. And now one can do “The Waltz You Saved For Me” like Wayne King…Saw Ann Sothern and Edmund Lowe in “Let’s Fall in Love” at Romina Theatre. The song is great—well, aincha singin’ it? Ann can sing! I always enjoy Gregory Ratoff.
Some one writes, signing themselves Hi-de-ho, asking. “Do you drive a Essex?” Don’t be insultin’. That’s me younger brudder who drives the Essex…If you favor me with your name and address, the other questions will be answered.
Saturday night a radio program came in tailor-made: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (from Jerome Kern’s “Roberta”). The Last Round Up and Carioca were played just to my taste. Round-Up was sung excellently.
Stubby Taylor and his musicians seemed to be doin’ all right at The Charles in Shelby Friday night. Forest City turned out Harry Kendrick, George Harris, Madison Moss, Ed. Williams and the other boys were there with bells on kicking the gong around…Boy those evening gowns or whatsthis were stunning, I believe you say…Oh yeah, this is sort of confidential, but I was told that Limestone was sort of represented.
Our good friend P. C. Hawkins having scratched his hand on some metal object, has been seriously sick at his home next door.
Spud Crawford the town’s best dressed and neatest dresser, kept a young lady busy answering questions for 30-minutes in a telephone conversation to Rutherfordton Friday night. Andy Love and Jesse McCurry gave Spud plenty of trouble during the conference. I had to admire Spud’s endurance. And with all that panning, Crawford, you have power, that’s all there is to it—there isn’t any more.
To Wake Bridges: Don’t break this up: McIntire is my “silent love.”
To Aunt Betty: I hope I have been fo’given.
I received an amusingly sarcastic letter last week. One thing: “…that not as many people read your column as you would like to believe.” Is my face red? And then they signed good luck to the column, which is nice.
Flash: I have smoked a cigar??. And took it own the chin standing?? ….Obe Padgett: Now I’se a tar??? baby.
I have been asked most every ??? When do you write the colum?. Notes are scribbled on anything?? wrapping paper, envelopes and tween knitting time at home, I ?? around to knocking them out on typewriter …Of course you ???that I work very hard on the ???column (giggle-giggle).
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Alcock, of the ?? paper, were in town Friday.