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Mashed Potato

From the Sumner Press March 1, 1883

Tom Brown came near losing a cow Wednesday. She tried to masticate a large potato and swallowed it too quickly or something, anyway she choked and Tom tried his skill and failed; then George Prout was called and came with a large mallet, and with Tom on one side with a large rock agist the cow’s neck, George struck the potato such as a lick that it was mashed, which gave the cow instant relief. We think this plan is worth remembering.

Ed Note: Should I ever have a cow, and should she ever eat a potato and should it ever get stuck in her throat, I won’t forget…Whether I will call George Prout is another thing…..



This is NOT Tom Brown nor George Prout. But it is a cow from the Madding Dairy Collection.

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