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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Entry from April 17, 2018
“I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread”

The high price of groceries is reflected in this joke in “The Girls,” a syndicated newspaper comic strip by Franklin Folger that was printed on December 23, 1974:

(Two women talking, while walking home from a store.—ed.)
“I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread and mayonnaise.”



23 December 1974, The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), “The Girls” comic strip by Franklin Folger, pg. 4, col. 3:
(Two women talking, while walking home from a store.—ed.)
“I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread and mayonnaise.”

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 107
1975
Pg. 46:
“I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread and mayonnaise.”—Franklin Folger, Field Newspaper Syndicate

Google Books
Alex Wants to Call it Love
By Silvia Sanza
London, UK: Serpent’s Tail
1991
Pg. 161:
Then in one corner of the last page there was a joke column: One woman to another as they leave the supermarket. ‘I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on sugar, milk and bread.’

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 8/3/01
Stan Kegel
8/3/01
(...)
I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread, and mayonnaise (Douglas Helsel)

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Let’s go someplace different!
Ray Mitchell
4/15/08
(...)
I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I certainly never thought it would be on gasoline, sugar, milk, bread, and mayonnaise.

Twitter
RRTeddy
@RRTeddy
‘I’ve always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I never thought it would be on sugar, milk, bread, and mayonnaise.’
9:46 AM - 16 Jan 2011

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JMMDubois
@JMMDubois1
I have always wanted to spend money lavishly, but I never imagined it would be on groceries.
Anonymous
#quotations #quotes
4:44 PM - 10 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • Permalink