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A shopkeeper at Boca Raton, Florida, who sold fishing bait and assorted fishing gear, had this sign in the window: "Fishing tickle sold here."

There was a constant "snow bird" shuffle into his shop to ask him about his error in spelling. He readily admitted that it was spelled wrong, but said, "Usually, the spell-check customers who come in always buy something."

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With the boom and low unemployment being in place right now in Wisconsin, one has to complain about people who are living within their income — they aren’t doing their civic duty to keeping the boom going.

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It is great with the new cars that are on the market nowadays. They drive effortlessly, leaving the new owners with time to figure out how they are going to pay for them.

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The overwhelming advantage of living in the past was that it was so much cheaper.

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I learned the old soldiers "just fade away." It isn't true, as I tried to get into my old service uniform.

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A dollar bill goes a long way today, as you might have it for several days before you find something that just costs a dollar. And then they ask for five cents in taxes.

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I remember when I was young that you could get into the local movie houses for half price if you were younger than 12. So, this lady at the Tosa Theater asked me as I came up to buy an under-12-years-old ticket, "And when will you be 12?"

Unfortunately, I said, "I will be over 12 when I walk inside this theater."

Oops, caught again.

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In the service, I had to take advantage of the system, as they always had "coffee breaks,” and I didn't drink coffee. So I tried it and almost went blind, as I left the spoon in the cup.

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I hate insurance salesmen, and doubly hate all the mail they send. However, at my advanced age, maybe they are trying to tell me something, as they used to send me calendars — but, the calendars are one month at a time.

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