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The Fanastical, Mysterious, Magical Schmoo

Li'l Abner comic strip had a mystical creature called a Schmoo. He got pretty famous and they began to sell Schmoo toys. I got one for Christmas when I was about 5. For a couple of weeks, I would wake up and run to the kitchen to see what prize the Schmoo laid for me. It was always an apple, eggs, oranges and once some candy. It was the highlight of my 5-year-old life.

One morning I ran down the steps, eager to see what fabulous thing the Schmoo had for me. The Schmoo always sat on a bowl so I pulled quickly picked him up in anticipation but just as quickly stepped back in disappointment. in the bowl was a brown cat turd courtesy of my jokester Grandfather.

Harry Hallman

Originally posted on The Kensington Neighborhood Alumni Group on Facebook.

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