[Ads-l] tree-shaker, jelly-maker

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 26 13:45:01 EDT 2016

The metaphorical language "tree-shaker" and "jelly-maker" was
circulating in the religious milieu. Perhaps Jesse Jackson picked it
up from colleague's sermon.

Date: August 15, 1981
Newspaper: The Kokomo Tribune
Newspaper Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Article: Sermon notes: Local churches slate sermon topics
Quote Page 13, Column 2
Database: Newspaper.com

[Begin excerpt]
United Methodist Church, Burlington, 9:30 a.m., guest speaker the Rev.
Don Denton, Cutler, "Tree Shakers and Jelly Makers;" 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday school.
[End excerpt]


On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:55 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mika Brzezinski warns that Hillary can't start waving her arms madly on
> stage in response to T---p.
> Dem strategist Donna Brazile says, "That's the tree-shaker. She's the
> jelly-maker."
> GB (not verified) 1985 _The Crisis_ XCII   : OIC would be the jelly maker
> who comes behind, but it took the tree shaker to get the apples off the
> tree in the first place.
> .GB (not verified) 1988 _Newsweek_ CXI: As he becomes an increasingly
> powerful candidate, Jesse Jackson dislikes being reminded that he once said
> he was a "tree shaker, not a jelly maker."
> Etc.
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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