Pepper and Salt.

Hens

This little section of amusing snippets appeared regularly in the 1930s.  This one contained appropriate seasonal stories about hens and turkeys.

“‘As a piece if furniture,’ writes an expert, ‘ a piano fills a room.’  And as a musical instrument it empties it.

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‘Three Hens and a Cock’ for everyone would solve the new laid egg problem. – Letter to Press.

And also the early rising problem.

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An elephant appearing in a London circus is called Mae West.  Symbolic of the broadness of her humour?

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There are 750,000 turkeys in England and Wales this season – Market report.

What about a complimentary Sausage Census?

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An attempt is to be made at a precise definition of ‘new-laid’ eggs.  Our belief is that only the hen really knows.”

The Stamford Mercury, 25th December, 1936.