I found out as a kid that comedienne Imogene Coca was my long-lost great-aunt. Her twin sister, Ida, was my mom’s mother’s kid sister. In 1908 Philadelphia, my great-grandmother gave birth to twins and she already had a large family. Her neighbors, the Cocas, were childless. If you were to compare the pictures of Ida & Imogene, you can see a very close resemblance.
The only place I have ever seen a collection plate with a rod was in a Catholic church. Protestant churches allow the unwashed masses (pun not intended, which is unusual for me) to pass the plate down the pew. I have never spotted a collection plate in a Quaker meeting.
Foghorn Leghorn was based on a fictional U.S. senator on radio. Kenny Delmar played Sen. Beauregard Claghorn, with a heavily-Southern way about him.
Or whatever weird critters they have in Australia!
New York City cars have the reverse problem. The cars are beat-up both inside and out – with one exception. The turn signal switch is in mint condition: it’s never been used!
No wonder Danielle Outlaw escaped Portland! Congratulations to her as the new Philadelphia police commissioner.
I still have the ham radio call sign. Although I’m a General-class operator, I kept my Novice call because I love the phonetics: Kissing All 3 Pretty Young Ladies.
They still make phone books where you live?