Creator

Date Original

1900

Description

This is an unused postcard complete with a funny, pun-filled poem. It uses vegetables for many clever plays on words.

Transcription

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

Physical Description

Postcard, 3" x 5"

Subjects

Agriculture; Farm life; Farm produce; Vegetables; Comedies; Postcards; Poetry

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0079

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Greeting cards collection, MSNE.0079

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Postcard, punny vegetables, Greeting cards collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Agriculture | United States History

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