Friday, June 4

Little Girl With The Braided Hair

We have watched with keen interest the awakening of love in two young hearts in Hazard. The girl is a pretty lass who still wears her hair in a braid and the boy a sturdy lad. We have known both since they were babies. We have watched them on their way to school. They are fine, healthy youngsters, at that merry period of life which is like the radiant dawn of an April morning. But just at present the clouds obscure the blue sky of their youthful dream. They are mad at each other.

Were you ever mad at the little lass who wore her hair in a braid and tossed her pretty head in disdain when she met you on her way to school? Then you can feel the sinking of the heart which makes the lad of whom we write so miserable.

It all came about in a most natural way. A strange girl came to Hazard for a little visit. The boy met her and found she was nice. Not nearly so nice as the little blue-eyed lass with her hair in a braid. But she was nice and he walked with her upon the village street. The little girl with the braided hair met them and the mischief was done. That is all. The girl is proud and unhappy because she is mad at the boy. The lad is sorry and wretched because the girl won't speak to him now. The little stranger has gone home and is busy with her own little heart flutters.

We hope the storm may be but an April shower and the sun of gladness may shine for the youngsters again. 1921

Thursday, June 3

Hazard Legend

Two were listed as missing following the sinking of a wagon and team on Main Street in Hazard, opposite the Court House Sunday afternoon. The so-called street probably will be dynamited in an attempt to recover the missing men and the wagon and team. The empty wagon driven by a Perry County citizen, who was accompanied by a friend, was making one knot an hour through four feet of mud, when the disaster occurred. A bottomless hole was struck, and the horses, wagon and human freight were lost from view. It is said that the spot will be paved and further disasters of the sort made impossible within the next twenty years. 1921

Wednesday, June 2

Speaking on how little you get to eat for the big price you pay, a certain restaurant in Hazard reminds me of the following hog story. A farmer raised a hog that grew to such a size that the people came from far and near to see the animal. The farmer conceived the idea of charging for seeing this attraction, and when a traveler one day drove up, the farmer said, "Come to look at the big hawg, did ye?" "You guessed it," replied the traveler. "Well," said the rustic, "it'll cost ye six bits." The stranger gazed at him for a moment then dug down into his pocket, paid the 75 cents, and started back to his buggy. "Hold on" cried the farmer, "ye hain't seen the hawg." "That's all right," replied the traveler, "I came to see the biggest hog in the country and I've seen you."

Talk about get rich-quick schemes, you cant beat these prices at a Hazard restaurant: Porterhouse steak with potatoes - $1.50, T-bone steak with potatoes: $1.25, Sirloin steak with potatoes: 85 cents, Veal chops, veal cutlets, pork cutlets, lamb fries, pork tenderloin, sausage with tomato sauce, cream gravy or breaded: 75 cents each. French fried potatoes: 20 cents, and coffee: 10 cents. This is what the boys are up against at Hazard, Ky. Lexington Herald 1921

Tuesday, June 1

It goes without saying that the skirts the Hazard girls are wearing are awfully short this year, but they raise them when they cross the street just the same. 1921