Whitewashed Tree Trunks: The Unvarnished Story by Allen Bush

After a few swipes on Aunt Polly’s plank fence, Tom Sawyer  tired of painting whitewash. So it doesn’t surprise me that there’s no hint, in Mark Twain’s novel, that Tom took a paintbrush to tree trunks. I have been intrigued with this peculiar cultural phenomenon since I was Tom Sawyer’s age. Yet I don’t see […]

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