I Was an ‘Also-Ran’ in the Erma Bombeck Contest

I thought for sure I'd win the contest! Dang.

                                                                                                 Have you noticed that “Ermigal” begins the same as “Erma” as in Erma Bombeck? She was a master at finding humor in the everyday stuff of life, from kids’ cereal she dubbed, “Captain Sugar” to chaperoning a group of sixth-graders through a meat-packing plant. In the hope of channeling some of Erma’s finesse …

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