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Saturday, January 17, 2009

ON THE PLUS SIDE, HE WAS A BOON TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY…

One day I was sitting in the Salt Lake City Family History Library and the woman across the way laughed out loud. I went to see what caused the merriment and she had a census film on the reader. The occupation listed for the head of household was "town drunk." I could just see his wife sitting home alone when the census taker came by and finally getting even with her wandering husband. I'm sorry I never got the citation for that film.

Submitted by Vaughn Simon

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 14 January 2009, Vol. 12, No. 1.

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