Mother (angrily) — Why didn't you come in when I called you?
Johnny — I'm coming.
"Yes, you're coming now, but I called and called, and you didn't budge till you saw me at the door with a switch in my hand."
"Well, my earsight is sort o' weak today, but my eyesight is all right." — Good News.
The first gas meter was patented in 1820 by John Malam, another by Sir William Congreve in 1824, a third by Clegg in 1830, a fourth by Defries in 1838 and many other varieties at subsequent times.
"Oh, Boys, Carry Me 'Long!" was one of Foster's later songs. It was written in 1851 and immediately attained a wide popularity.
Bread in Pompeii cost 1½ cents a loaf. The loaves weighed about six ounces.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008