Hurdy-Gurdy

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Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

Postby David Myer » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 am

Bravo, Philip. Most enlightening and also entertaining.

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Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

Postby Slava » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:22 am

I know of a certainty that my ancestors used their Confederate money as kindling for their wood burning stoves.

A shame, actually. It's probably worth quite a bit now. I know Confederate postage stamps go for very healthy sums.
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Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:01 am

Slava, I checked on this and you are right about collectors of Confederate money. I have no regrets that the family cash went up in smoke many years ago. We did have the chest in which it was kept, but in 1967 the flood brought by Hurricane Beulah pretty much ruined it.
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Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

Postby damoge » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:54 am

Could someone please enlighten me about a "Yankee dime"?
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Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:20 pm

A Yankee dime is a kiss. Yankee boys longed to kiss the lips of our southern belles. The belles were reluctant to comply. The Yankee boys promised the southern babes a dime if they would kiss them. Some silly gals accepted. The kiss was not remuneratively reward, the Yankee boy insisting they had already gotten a dime's worth with the kiss. The preceding is what old time southerners know. The following, from the Internet, gives a slightly different response. You have to wade through some other southernize to get to it. https://www.timesdaily.com/archives/sou ... b7e7b.html
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