39-08-29 Two Tons of Coal #4

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
'Ma' Donahue?
Mr. Erickson doesn't want to lose Mr. and Mis' Donahue as tenants, so he's agreed to fix up their house, including the coal room.

Therefore, the Donahue's coal room needs to be completely cleaned out; this, of course, means the two ton pile of coal must be moved.  So, Mis' Donahue is giving the coal back to the Gooks as a gift.  

(Insert panther screams here)
 
SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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Move the coal again?

Sade acts like coal was expensive.  I've looked and couldn't find the price of a ton of coal in 1939.  But I did find that the price for a ton of coal today is about $25.

I think a reasonable, liberal estimate is that in 1939, 1 ton of coal might be $5 delivered.  Perhaps $8-10 dollars for 2 tons, delivered.

Also remember, there was a coal mine and a coal company in the town they lived in, so prices were probably pretty cheap.  (And this would be a pre-war year as well.)

At any rate, $8-10 dollars would save a lot of work.

Trivia:

+ The only other time we know of where Sade escaped the men by going upstairs for solitude was when they wrote silly letters to Walter in 39-xx-xx Letter To Walter.

1 comment:

  1. Panther screams! Luv the gag. Probably right about coal prices. But, ya know, it's the principle of the thing. Hilarious idea, thanx!

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