A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 26, 2017
“Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee”

"Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee” is a one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “Mothers are wonderful people who can get up in the mornings before they smell bacon”—not “coffee”—was printed in many newspapers in 1934. The saying was printed in a syndicated newspaper column of “Quillen’s Quips” by American journalist and humorist Robert Quillen (1887-1948).

“Mothers are wonderful people. They can get up in the morning before they smell the coffee perking” was printed in newspapers in 1974.


Wikipedia: Robert Quillen
Verni Robert Quillen (March 25, 1887 - December 9, 1948) was an American journalist and humorist who for more than a quarter century was “one of the leading purveyors of village nostalgia” from his home in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.

21 April 1934, Santa Ana (CA) Register, “Paragraphs” by Robert Quillen, pg. 16, col. 3:
Mothers are wonderful people who can get up in the mornings before they smell bacon.

5 September 1946, Chicago (IL) Sunday Tribune, “Radio Gag Bag” bulled by Larry Wolters, Magazine, pg. 12, cols. 2-3:
“Mothers are wonderful people,” said Norman Ross, “who can get up in the morning BEFORE they smell the bacon frying.”

2 January 1965, Port Huron (MI) Times Herald, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 2:
Mothers are wonderful people. They can get up in the morning before they smell the bacon frying.

14 April 1974, Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel, “Right-On” by Joe Fielho, pg. 22, col. 1 ad:
Mothers are wonderful people. They can get up in the morning before they smell the coffee perking.
(Amjo Paint Mart.—ed.)

13 April 1974, Marshfield (WI) News-Herald, “Now Smile, Please” by Vern LaMere, pg. 6, col. 4 ad:
Mothers are wonderful people. They can get up in the morning before they smell the coffee perking.
(LaMere Photographers.—ed.)

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