Monday, September 28, 2015

Schoolboy Dreams

The Jolly Editor

“The editor is one of the happiest individuals in the world. He can go to the circus in the afternoon and evening without paying a nickel; also to inquests and hangings. He has free tickets to the theatres, gets wedding cake sent to him, and sometimes gets a licking, but not often, for he can take things back in the next issue, which he generally does. While other folks have to go to bed early, the editor can sit up late every night and see all that is going on. When I am a man I mean to be an editor, so that I can stay out late at nights. Then that will be jolly.”
—Commentary from The Elko (Nevada) Free Press, April 1887. (Thanks to alert WORDster Tom McGuire)
Editorial Comment: All those jolly recovering editors at the sanitarium couldn’t agree more.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Open Road, outside Monticello, Nevada

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