WiseUp! A weekly column of anecdotes and observations

The Athens NEWS | March 8, 2005
WiseUp! example: A man once asked Robert Burns to lend him his black coat so he could attend a funeral the following day. Mr. Burns replied that he would be attending that funeral, so he could not lend him his black coat. But he suggested, "I can recommend the most excellent substitute. Throw your character over your shoulders. That will be the blackest coat you ever wore in your lifetime."

The Athens NEWS

The Athens NEWS is a twice-weekly alternative newspaper serving Athens and Athens County, Ohio. Established in 1977, The Athens NEWS has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Athens County. Known for its in-depth local news reporting, The Athens NEWS...
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