Old in what sense?

Mr. Robert Bailey Thomas, b. 1766, was the originator of The Farmer’s Almanac, first published in 1792.  It was a popular compendium of country wit & wisdom, and practical info people wanted. It’s still going today, 225 years later, which is a US publishing record.

In 1832, Mr. Thomas, then 66, changed the title to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The Rhino Question is: what does ‘Old’ mean in the title? Is it the voice of country sages, or Mr. Thomas was feeling tired, or is it a journal intended for wrinkly farmers?

Your Inner Rhino has much to Ponder.

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