Forgetfulness

One of the few things we do remember is that this article appeared in the Skidmore Standard, December 21, 1900.

We are all afflicted with forgetfulness, more or less, and in most instances when we have been especially forgetful, we forget to tell our friends about it and thus cheat them out of a good laugh which is due them at our expense. The results of forgetfulness are disastrous sometimes; however, but not so in the two following instances. We will give no names and the chances are that many of our readers having had similar experiences will conclude that one or the other fits their individual case.

Not long ago, a certain prosperous farmer wrote a letter which he very much desired to send out on the first mail. None of the family had occasion to come to town so the gentleman concluded he would bring the letter himself. Accordingly he went to the barn and “hitched up” a team and came to Skidmore. Then after searching all of his pockets he remembered that he had left his letter lying on the table in his home.

Another instance: Prof. Carl Hermann, violin virtuoso, who was formerly Court Musician to the Emperor of Germany, gave an entertainment in town Tuesday evening. One young man called on his sweetheart just before supper to ask if she desired to hear the Prof. Carl. After returning home, and while eating supper, he remembered that he had forgotten to say anything to the young lady about the entertainment. So Mr. Herrman’s audience was just two smaller than it might have been had the young man not been so forgetful. Such is life!