The Old-Fashioned Way

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Back at home with Ma and Pa, we find the old couple engaged in one of their not infrequent disputes, again centering on Pa's latest "Sure-Fire" system for the lottery.

At the peak of his vexation, Pa remarked,

"I wonder what ever happened to the old-fashioned girls who knew their place fainted when a man kissed them?"

Ma gave him a withering look,

"What I'd like to know," said she, "is what happened to the old-fashioned men who made them faint ..."