Fri Dec 10, 2010
Mister Ron’s Basement # 1824
Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we have presented some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.
A bit lengthy, but this one will bring laughs and tears - - perhaps one of the best stories Burdette ever wrote (it does refer a bit to ‘The Rise and Fall of the Mustache,’ which ought to heard as well).
From 1887, we hear Burdette’s autobiographical piece, ‘Confessions of a Reformed Humorist.’
Time: approx twenty-eight and a half minutes
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