A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

History: Advice to Kickers (1908)

The 13 Feb 1908 edition of The Matawan Journal included this witty piece directed at malcontents who find fault in and complain about everything that locals are trying to do to improve the town.

Advice to Kickers

If you are a kicker and see the shadow of failure in everything that is proposed to help the town, for heaven's sake go into some secluded canyon and kick your own shadow on the clay bank and thus give men who are working to build up a town a chance. One long faced, hollow-eyed, whining kicker can do more to keep away business and capital from a town than all droughts, short crops, cinch bugs, cyclones and blizzards combined.


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