A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“How did the egg cross the road?"/"It scrambled across.” (4/21)
“Why didn’t the Easter egg cross the road?"/"Because he wasn’t a chicken yet!” (4/21)
“Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wish I were in the chocolate biz! Happy Easter” (4/21)
“There’s a new pie shop near me. It’s open 22/7” (4/20)
“If you can read this, I’m faster than you” (4/20)
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Entry from August 12, 2007
“Conserve Texas water—Drink Texas wine”

Parts of Texas historically have needed to conserve water; Texas is developing a new wine industry. The slogan “Conserve/Preserve Texas water—Drink Texas wine” dates from at least the early 1990s.


Cotton Gin (Fredericksburg)
The Cotton Gin restaurant also hosts monthly vintner dinners with several local wineries. Our motto is: Conserve Texas Water – Drink Texas Wine!

Texas Wit & Wisdom
by Wallace O. Chariton
Plano, TX: Woodware Publishing, Inc.
1990, 1992
Pg. 218:
“Preserve Texas water. Drink Texas wine.”
From the Texas Bumper Sticker Hall of Fame. Seen on a car in Lubbock, Texas.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, August 12, 2007 • Permalink