A Lum and Abner Fan Page
“A rambling reporters goes sightseeing in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, where most of the original characters used in Lum and Abner radio programs still live much as they do in the Pine Ridge of the air.”
The Pine Ridge Public Library was housed in the Jot ‘Em Down Store. The following is a list of books mentioned throughout the series. I’ve linked to sites where you can download the books in the public domain.
A list of items that the Jot ‘Em Down Store sells. These are just a few of the items heard mentioned in various episodes of Lum & Abner.
“Owin’ to so many folks writin’ artickles ’bout theirse’ves and callin’ ’em autobiorgerffys, we have sorter deesided to give ourse’ves a write-up…”
A listing of the businesses and other public places in Pine Ridge as described by Lum and Abner.
“Accordin’ to the almanac” tidbits as shared by Grandpappy Spears.
Grandpappy’s real name is Milford Avery Spears. His woman is known as Aunt Charity. He likes to play checkers with Abner, and read aloud from the Almanac in the Jot ‘Em Down Store.
“This is Abner’s gurl, Pearl. She’s jist runnin’ on eighteen year old but has went plumb threw the fourth reader a’ready and made more headmarks than arry other scholar in the class.”
“Jist back’ards diff’rent from Sister Simpson is Abner’s woman, Elizabeth. She takes to work jist as willin’ as the ordinary run of wimen does to buyin’ a hat.”
According to one episode of Lum & Abner, there were 607 families in Pine Ridge. These are names I’ve heard mentioned in various episodes.
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