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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-17-2014

Grand Forks Daily Herald, December 17, 1914:

One interesting fact about John Evers never has been known except to his intimate friends has become public property through his illness. This is that John is inordinately fond of candy.

“Evers has eaten so much candy and for so many years that his stomach is in pretty bad shape as a result of pneumonia,” said Dr. Herrity. “His wife tells me it was a common thing for him to start the day with a pound of candy for breakfast and to keep nibbling sweets until bedtime. Not always high-priced chocolates either. In fact, like all true candy devotees, Evers likes taffy and such simpler confections as well as he does bonbons.

Nah, this isn’t new information. We knew three and a half years ago about his fudge orgies and nicotine sprees.

And I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure pneumonia doesn’t cause your stomach to be in bad shape.


 

 

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