Happy Thought Chewing Tobacco

This engineer is having a nicotine fit.

“The Engineer is often praised / By passengers and crew. / He always makes his record runs, / When he needs “Happy Thought” to chew.”

Clearly someone needs to stage an intervention. He doesn’t just want some chewing tobacco, he needs it, and is willing to risk the lives of his passengers in order to get it more quickly.

Someone called “FCT” gave this to Great-Grandpa Phil, probably not later than around 1905. She writes, “Hello honey suckle.” I don’t know who FCT is, but she is not my great-grandmother.

Phil, you sly dog.

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