The Shmoo was a fictional animal created by
Andy Al Capp in 1948 for his classic comic strip, Li’l Abner. The Shmoo required no food itself, but was a perfect source of food for humans. It was a prolific breeder, so there were always enough of them to go around. Shmoos didn’t need any care. They dropped dead with just a glance from anyone who was hungry. In addition to being food, they could become just about any other product a person wanted.
Can you imagine the fate of mankind in a world where everything is free and readily available? Can you imagine the fate of the Shmoo?
We opened the cabin last weekend. I’m looking forward to sunny summer days. The grandchildren will spread paper and crayons all over the kitchen table. It will be the launch of the Summer Art Season.