One of these old napkins appeared to be of the cocktail species; you know the kind, cute little picture on the front, pithy sayings on the back. (Do they make them this way anymore? I'm not sure?) Circa mid-1960s, I'd judge. The cute picture shows an old timey country scene: covered bridge, furry little surrey with a fringe on top, etc. "May all the bridges you cross be covered ones" the napkin says hopefully. On the back, the platitudes continue:
- You'ns ain't the only pepples on the peach.
- We grow too soon oldt and too late schmardt.
- Put your umbrella up. It's making down out.
- They looked the window through.
- Hope it gives what it looks like for onct.
- Run the Alley Up. Jump the Fence Over.
- Sorry you don't feel so pretty good.
- The coat doesn't fit, not?
- Run the steps up.
- My, you look good in the face.
- Sign: "Keep the Paint Off".
And my favorite:
- Don't eat yourself full--there's pie back.
Now I have no idea what any of this means, but some of it sounds like pretty good advice to me, most particularly that last one. There isn't always pie back, but it's worth keeping the space open, just in case.