|From the Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch, Jan 1950|
|From the Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch, 18 Mar 1950|
Well, Cedric decided to let his listeners give their opinions, by golly. Almost 6500 people responded, with the vast majority - over 5700 - declaring he was not being profane at all. Rather, Cedric explained, that "it's sort of a happy person who can say gee, gosh or golly. They are smiling-type words, for the most part, the listeners think." Still, though - being that it was 1950 - there were 712 respondents who did find those words profane. Lucky those people are probably not alive to hear what's on radio and TV today!
Another cute thing I found was this ad for Cedric's book, "Poor Cedric's Almanac" that came out in 1952:
|From the Boston Herald, 23 Nov 1952.|
Another good site to try is Chronicaling America by the Library of Congress. You might be amazed at what historical newspapers can tell you about your ancestors.