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Friday, March 30, 1951

LONE VALLEY — You never know what you’ll let yourself in for with a simple question like “How’s the wife and family?” That’s all I said to Ira Simpson this morning, and when he started spouting I thought he’d never stop.

“Bessie’s none too well,” he said, “and honest Hoppy those kids of mine are driving me nuts. When they’re not fighting with each other they’re whooping and running through the house like a band of wild Indians. Try to tell them to do something and all you get’s an argument—-“

It doesn’t surprise me any if the Simpson kids are a little hard to handle. Ira means well but he always has been an old grouch. And Bessie isn’t much better when it comes to disposition. They’ve been on their private warpath ever since they got married. and the whole town knows it.

“I don’t know what gets into kids these days,” Ira was saying when I finally broke away.

It wasn’t my place to tell him, but what gets into the Simpson kids is the crabbing and bickering they hear around home. These kids will be all right — if Ira and Bessie ever grow up

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In 1951, Hopalong Cassidy had a daily column that appeared in a number of newspapers across the country.  Sagebrush Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to share these columns with you and will present them on a weekly basis.

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