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Street vendors: the Muffin Man

“The muffin man, who traditionally bore his ware on his head, and the
signal of his approach – the ringing of a handbell – was on of the most
joyous sounds in a Victorian childhood, continued in business until the
Second World War.”

´Peoples likes them warm, sir.´ an old man told him, ´To satisfy them
they´re fresh, and they almost always are fresh; but it can’t matter so
much about their being warm, as they have to be toasted again. I only
wish good butter was a sight cheaper, and that would make them go.
Butter’s half the battle.’

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    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger May 2, 2013

      I was thinking of that tune from Mojo Nixon…

      • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood May 3, 2013

        /me is aghast. “Are you talking about the one about Martha Quin?”

    • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood May 2, 2013

      “Near the summit of a dense, but radient, muffin of his own design.”

      Can you imagine my typists joy when, one day, his youngest daugther, then eigth, spontaneously brok out in song: “Girl, you thought he was a man, but he was a muffin!” 

      • Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse May 2, 2013

        *reaches through the screen and shakes Pilipo’s hand*

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