07-13-2017 Tri-City History Page

Old Coloma Township Hall

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From the photo collection at the North Berrien Historical Museum

300 Coloma Avenue, Coloma

The Paw Paw River Journal

Battle stations

There’s a war going on.  Yes sirree, and it has been going on ever since people have been on this earth! I’m talking about the war between men and women! There has always been this subtle battle… a contest of wills. Men are mostly stronger, and women use their heads, their wiles, their powers of persuasion to come out on top. Not very often does it erupt into bloodshed… fortunately! And this eternal contest is often sweet and adds some excitement to a relationship. Lately on the internet I have been receiving little stories about the battles in progress, and I have hereunto appended a few.

WOMEN’S REVENGE (Story told by a guy working in one of the big stores)

‘Cash, check or charge?’ I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. ‘So, do you always carry your TV remote?’ I asked.

‘No,’ she replied, ‘but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.’


A man said to his wife one day, ‘I don’t know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.

The wife responded, ‘Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me. God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!’


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, ‘Relatives of yours?’

‘Yep,’ the wife replied, ‘In-laws!’


A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day… 30,000 to a man’s 15,000.

The wife replied, ‘The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men.’

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, ‘What?’