Mister Ron's Basement II
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Wed Jan 5, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1843

It appears we can really use some good laughs for the New Year, so we will be reading some more funny stories from George W. Peck’s 1884 collection, ‘Peck’s Boss Book.’

To really appreciate today’s tale, you have to realize that mentioning a woman’s legs back in the 1880s was not much different from discussing her ‘private parts,’ to put it delicately.

Keep that in mind as we hear a story that you can interpret any way you’d like - - ‘To Remove Paint.’

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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