Climbing Family Trees: The Census - 1890 Harper's Weekly

Climbing Family Trees

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Census - 1890 Harper's Weekly

“The Census”
1890 Harper’s Weekly

Census Taker: "Good morning, madam, I'm taking the census."
Old Lady: "The what?"
Census Taker: "The c-e-n-s-u-s!"
Old Lady: "For lans sakes! What with tramps takin' everythin' they kin lay their han's on, young folks takin' fotygrafs of ye without so much as askin', an' impudent fellows comin' roun' and wants ter take yer senses, well, pretty soon there won't be nothin' left ter take, I'm thinkin'."

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