Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wit Comes With the Dessert


The greatest opportunities for serving an effective dinner are in the dessert. Besides it is over the ices and between the cracking of nuts and the nibbling of raisins that the wittiest things are said. Chauncey Depew says it is not until the ices are served that people at dinner really begin to have a genial feeling toward their neighbors.


Two men in Mississippi had a fight in a room. One threw the other out of the window, and, thinking he had killed him, jumped himself. They fell a distance of 80 feet, and neither was hurt.

Indian Name

The Aroostook river took its name from an Indian word signifying good men.

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