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Mammy Yokum of Al Capp Fame

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  1. mso489

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    Perhaps the most famous woman pipe smoker in modern lore is Mammy Yokum, moral pillar of the comic strip L'il Abner by Al Capp. She was a diminutive mountain woman with what might be called today a Bo-Ho outift -- high boots, striped tights or socks, a skirt and puffy short sleeved blouse and her trademark hat, a sort of black bonnet with a high pointy brim. Her most distinctive single feature was her corncob pipe which was always invariably clenched in her mouth. She was an enforcer for the good and brooked no resistance. For a reminder of this indomitable woman, here is a link. Take a look. A pipe smoker to be remembered.

    http://lil-abner.com/character-profile-mammy-yokum/

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    She was, perhaps, the grandmother of Popeye?

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    Mammy Yokum, compared to Popeye, never needed the spinach boost. She was continually combat-ready, and to be considered dangerous.

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    That she certainly was, Tom. "I has spoken!"

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