Two Damn Fools (for your weekend amusement)

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One of the joys of working on entering early residents into WikiTree for the county historical society where I live is savoring the color.  For your amusement, the story of the first bathtubs in the county:

Before Liberal had modern conveniences, two men built a small water plant between their homes and asked Al to install bath tubs for them. At the time there wasn't a bath tub in the county and Al believed a tub was neither necessity or luxury, it was foolishness. He then ordered a train car load of bathroom fixtures and plumbing supplies for the hardware store. When asked why such a big order for two bathrooms, he is reported to have replied, "In any county where you find two damn fools there is sure to be more."
WikiTree profile: Al Blake
in The Tree House by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (260k points)

... and shortly after this, Al became the third damn fool in the county.      devil


  Brilliant, Ruben.

Thank you, T !!

It's great that you decided to share this very funny story with the community. yes

Gorgeous Ruben
Thank you, Susan !!

4 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer
More likely, there were going to be men with wives who starting telling them, "The Smiths and Joneses have a bathtub in their house. WE need a bathtub in OUR house."
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
selected by Cindy Hubbartt
+10 votes
Al is a pretty smart man. I have a bathtub. :)
by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
+7 votes

I guess I'm not a damn fool. I only have a shower, no tub.devil

by Richard Devlin G2G6 Pilot (425k points)
I'm a damn fool.  This story flew right over my head.  Why is it funny?
+1 vote
we do tend to flock together
by K Smith G2G6 Mach 7 (72.3k points)

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