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From: Wild bill <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] WPA - Humor
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:33:25 -0800
> I remember that my American History teacher was TERRIBLY opinionated when
> he suggested to us that "WPA" stood for "We Putz Around." A classmate
> signed my yearbook with, "If it hadn't been for [this teacher], the U.S.
> would have lost WWII!"
I can remeber the WPA and in the area I lived, what was accomplished the
most was leaning on the handlle of the shovel so one didn't fall over if
one happend to nod off. So I would save his interpetation was probably
right on the head. It was mostly a make work project that gave one an
income. Not saying that nothing was done as some of ghe projects were
well worth it. But there was a lot of goffing off. In those days there
was very little welfare if any at all.
Wild Bill, North Pole, Alaska
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