From the Archive: Wit and Wisdom from “The Scrap Book”

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes a funny story or a little advice can help folks get through the tough times. This is what I was thinking as I looked through this sweet little booklet here in the ephemera files in the Local History Archive.

Published in 1949 by the Blythe-Hollowell Mortuary located at 129 West Olive Street in Fort Collins, Colorado, “The Scrap Book” contains “choice bits of wit, humor, and philosophy, begged, borrowed and begotten.”

The stories in the book have positive, uplifting messages, and some are just funny. Here are a couple of excerpts from “The Scrap Book.”

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1 Response to “From the Archive: Wit and Wisdom from “The Scrap Book””


  1. 1 Doug November 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    It’s interesting that one or more funeral homes have occupied the 100 block of West Olive for a number of decades. My impression is that the building in the photo at 129 W. has been demolished and replaced by a parking lot.

    Doug


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