"All wool and [greater than 1] yards wide" (1882-1913)

hw gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 21 06:50:14 UTC 2013

On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake <
b.taylorblake at gmail.com> wrote:

> I should confess that I wasn't aware of _"all wool and a yard wide"_
> until yesterday morning

I think that I learned ir right after "ma-ma" and "da-da." OTOH, that that
is not the sole version known to person is a new departure for me. Who

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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