Goofer Feathers

Mack: We had a farm in Rome.

Moran: What did you raise on your farm?

Mack: It was a small farm. It wasn't much. . . . Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned it. We only raised goofer feathers. That's about all.

Moran: Goofer feathers?

Mack: Yes. . . . Didn't you ever sleep on goofer feathers? Oh, they are so-o-o soft.

Moran: What are they made of?

Mack: Why, just fuzz from peaches.*

Not much has been heard of goofer feathers since the blackface team of Moran & Mack made them colloquially famous in the '20s. But as soon as a serious-minded manufacturer, Food Machinery Corp....