Saturday, June 6, 2009

More Tobacco Tales

Hello Dear Reader,
Perhaps one reason Grandpa (Laning) Hall was so against smokers was that his own father was a chain smoker—Jasper rolled his own Bull Durham cigarettes. As soon as he lit one cigarette he would roll another and place it over his ear. He usually had one cigarette in his mouth and one behind each ear.

As he grew older he became somewhat senile and did things that frightened his in-laws and grandchildren. When Grandma (Mary Hall) Carter’s friends asked her what was wrong with her grandfather her standard reply was, “Oh he’s got nicotine of the brain.”
Aunt Genni

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