Home Grown Tales


ONE day a customer walked into my daddy’s general store and asked one of the clerks for a bottle of Worcestershire sauce. The clerk immediately went to the medicine stock on the shelf and not finding what he thought the customer had asked for he turned to her and said, “I’m sorry we don’t seem to have any ‘rooster salts.”

She burst into laughter and explained it wasn’t a medicine she wanted but a sauce for meats. The clerk replied, blushingly, “That’s a new one on me. I’ve never heard of it.”

Margie Ross

September 24, 1950  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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