The unnamed Mrs. A. M. poses a question about what to do with the "broken statues, worn-out prayer books, old Catholic calendars, and fragments of rosary beads" that she has laying around (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 40). It is recommended she use Sacrosticky on the statues.


What these letters stand for is certainly lost (and probably unimportant), but one wonders if Al Myers had a thought about his initials in this context.  "It could be an oblique reference to my mother - not that my mother kept around fragments of old statues, rosary beads, etc. - but John was close to my mother during this era or just before. As a matter of fact, my copy of Saint Fidgeta is hand-inscribed by John to my mother and father.[1]"


  1. Correspondence with Alfred Myers.
4. The Question Box

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