Letters: Oct. 22, 1928

What the Gardner Said Sirs: You might like to know what our gardner (a very comical man) said when he finished chuckling over your The Voter's Dream cartoon. "Well, Sir!" he said, "nothing ain't tickled my wrinkled old wattles so in ten year!" Old John comes from the "Coolidge Country" in Vermont and he tells me that the expression "tickling one's wattles" is used by one of the most distinguished men born in those parts. By "wattles" it seems that they mean the skinny, baggy fore part of a typical Vermonter's throat....

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