The little treasures (Volume 20)

Perhaps you will recall that, earlier this year, we brought you some pictures and captions sent to us (and never previously used) YEARS AGO, when Bulletin Board was a daily feature of the Pioneer Press.

Here are a few more — with others yet to come:

Contributor: Steven Mund of the East Side of St. Paul

Dates of pictures: 1950s

Date of contribution: Unknown

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When your hair is . . . let’s say thinning . . . shouldn’t the barber cut you a deal?

The great combbacks

Email from Donald: “Subject: Razor-sharp comeback.

“Steve, my barber, was telling me about a customer who, because of his thinning thatch, was requesting a reduction in the price he was charged: less hair = less work.

“Steve’s response: ‘I should increase the price, because I’m adding a finder’s fee.’”

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Are you not seeing the beauty around you? Why do you think that is?

See world

KH of White Bear Lake reports: “Subject: Thistles.

“My dislike of thistles goes all the way back to childhood, when my siblings and I were instructed to walk our farm with the objective of plucking the thistle blossoms before they turned to seed. Later in life, they seemed bent on ruining our back-yard lawn.

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What did she discover after she discovered that they wouldn’t take Discover?

The kindness of strangers

Full Heart and Hands Full: “Many years ago, our family ventured forth on Black Friday to start our Christmas shopping at a local mall.

“After a productive morning of finding great bargains, my husband, our 3-year-old daughter and I were ready to take a break for lunch.

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