In Wyoming heating and air conditioning may happen on the same day.
“Have You Got Any Castles?” – Warner Brothers, 1938 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-RxoBs6UAc
There once were two cats of Kilkennny. / Each thought there was one cat too many, / So they fought and they fit, / And they scratched and they bit – / Now instead of two cats, there ain’t any. – Edward Lear or Anonymous (I forget which)
A couple versions are online, one of them including Rover’s generation. Search for “Gasoline Alley Family Tree.”
Have to admit, when I first saw the title Finnegan’s Wake I thought he was a boat captain.
Even their swordfights are all in fun.
In 1940 saboteurs cut the elevator cables to keep Hitler from using them. In Edward Rutherfurd’s novel Paris they were led by an old ironworker who had helped build it (kind of a pet of Eiffel’s ever since they had built the framework for the Statue of Liberty).
In order to miss one of my high school choir concerts, you had to bring a note from the morgue saying you were dead.
A handshake is a hug at arm’s length. A wave is a handshake at a distance. Applause is an audible wave.
Other than hair color, my sister and grandmother were identical at 18. Dad and I were so at 9.