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This is an unused postcard complete with a funny, pun-filled poem. It uses vegetables for many clever plays on words.
My Own Huckleberry:-
I want you to set a date for our wed-
ding. I have a ring of two CARROTS, and
know we'll make a perfect PEAR. I know I
look like a PRUNE to your father, and that
he prefers STRING-BEAN Johnnie. But
you ate the APPLE of my eye and can't be
BEET. That bald headed ONION, you
call father, may think he's some PUMPKIN,
but I would be a CALF to be COW-ed by
him. He will want to SQUASH this mar-
riage, so don't say you CANTALOUPE. It
would break my heart. LETTUCE get a
MECHANICAL COCK-ROACH from the
livery and BEET it to-night. We'll have
the liveryman give pursuing Pa the wrong
STEER, and he will be in a PICKLE. Put
your answer in the CHESTNUT tree. Say
yes, oh PEACH, and get father's GOAT,
and make Your happy, Jack
Postcard, 3" x 5"
Agriculture; Farm life; Farm produce; Vegetables; Comedies; Postcards; Poetry
Greeting cards collection, MSNE.0079
Arkansas State Archives
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Postcard, punny vegetables, Greeting cards collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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