Author: Karla

Posted in In Real Life

Pine Ridge in 1943

“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.”

stack of books
Posted in Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge Public Library

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.

Jot 'Em Down Store
Posted in Pine Ridge

Jot ‘Em Down Store

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.

Posted in Friends

Lum and 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…”

Pine Ridge
Posted in Pine Ridge


A listing of the businesses and other public places in Pine Ridge as described by Lum and Abner.

Posted in Wit and Wisdom

The Almanac

“Accordin’ to the almanac” tidbits as shared by Grandpappy Spears.

Posted in Characters Friends

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.

Pearl Peabody
Posted in Characters Friends

Little Pearl

“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.”

Posted in Characters Friends

Elizabeth Peabody

“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.”

Posted in Characters Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge Census

According to one episode of Lum & Abner, there were 607 families in Pine Ridge. These are names I’ve heard mentioned in various episodes.