Joan Bauer


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July 12, 1951

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July 12, 1951 - I was born at eleven A.M., a most reasonable time, my mother often said, and when the nurse put me in my mother's arms for the first time I had both a nasty case of the hiccups and no discernible forehead (it's since grown in). I've always believed in comic entrances.

As I grew up in River Forest, Illinois, in the 1950's, I seem to remember an early fascination with things that were funny. I thought that people who could make other people laugh were terribly fortunate. While my friends made their career plans, declaring they would become doctors, nurses, and lawyers, inwardly I knew that I wanted to be involved somehow in comedy. This, however, was a difficult concept to get across in
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Merry, Merry

    My email is clogged with last minute offers from companies who swore up and down that their free shipping ended at midnight last night, but now they've reconsidered.  My house is a mess and in four hours it cannot be a mess -- it cannot.


    I'm not sure about this one present I bought. I hope the gift card I got for another doesn't seem impersonal.  I was at a store where a salesperson wanted

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“My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.”
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“When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.”
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