May 29, 1912

On May 29, 1912, the man decided to humbug the joy of fifteen working girls at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA. During their lunch break they decided to try that snazzy new dance, the Turkey Trot, and their bossman fired the lot of them. The old cats were being stuffed shirts, just because the Vatican had denounced the dance as being too offensively suggestive. But everyone at that office was Baptist or Methodist or Episcopalian, so the girls thought it would be okay. Apparently even Protestants over the age of 30 felt the dance was immoral. It was just a bunch of old geezers trying to gum up the works of the keen kids having fun.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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