A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 01, 2020
“Everyone here brings happiness—some by coming in, others by leaving”

"All our guests/visitors bring happiness. Some by coming, others by going” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“EDWARD P. LYNCH, secretary of the ’Let’s Have Better Mottoes’ Association, announces that ’happiness’ is the theme for 1957. So, he reports, the monthly presidency of the association has been handed to C. A. McDonald for submitting this one: ’Everyone Here Brings Happiness—some by coming in, others by leaving’“ was printed in the Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette on January 14, 1957.

“All our visitors bring HAPPINESS. Some by COMING IN—others by LEAVING” was printed in the Muscatine (IA) Journal on February 4, 1957. “Perhaps such conduct inspired the little plaque we see in novelty stores: ’ALL OUR VISITORS BRING HAPPINESS: SOME BY COMING, OTHERS BY GOING’” was printed in the Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram on July 6, 1969.

“Our guests bring happiness. Some by coming. Others by going” was printed in the New York (NY) Times on June 1, 1975.

“Sign I saw: All our customers bring happiness. Some by coming.  Others by going” was posted on Twitter by Ross Hollman on December 18, 2009. “All of our customers bring happiness; some by coming, others by going.  smile” was posted on Twitter by River’s Edge Gifts on August 5, 2011.


Newspapers.com
14 January 1957, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, “Pittsburghesque” by Charles F. Danver, pg. 25, col. 1:
Theme for ‘57
EDWARD P. LYNCH, secretary of the “Let’s Have Better Mottoes” Association, announces that “happiness” is the theme for 1957. So, he reports, the monthly presidency of the association has been handed to C. A. McDonald for submitting this one: “Everyone Here Brings Happiness—some by coming in, others by leaving.”

Newspapers.com
14 January 1957, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Cityside” by Gene Sherman, pt. 1, pg. 2, col. 1:
This month’s selection of the Let’s Have Better Mottoes Association, according to E. V. Roberts, regional secretary, is a sound one suitable for hanging in your office: “Everyone here brings happiness—some by coming in, others by leaving.”

Newspapers.com
4 February 1957, Muscatine (IA) Journal, “Window Shopping,” pg. 4, col. 6:
SIGN IN A LOCAL OFFICE
“All our visitors bring HAPPINESS
Some by COMING IN—others by LEAVING”.

Newspapers.com
8 March 1957, Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer and News, “The Watchman,” pg. 18, col. 3:
R. K. Covey, the Northeast Capital ave. druggist, regards the Gillette people as very sharp. He is displaying one of tat firms pleasantries: “Everyone here brings happiness—some by coming in; others by leaving.”

Newspapers.com
19 September 1959, Minneapolis (MN) Morning Tribune, pg. 15, col. 7:
(On a restaurant sign.—ed.)
I like one that says, “Everyone in this cafe brings happiness. Some by going in, others by going out.”

25 August 1967, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Signs Attract This Sightseer” by Edna Williams, sec. 5, pg. 3, col. 3:
A notice above the counter of an Oregon eating-house was a subtle warning to watch your manners: “All our visitors bring happiness—some by coming, others by leaving.”

Newspapers.com
6 July 1969, Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram, “Wheat and Chaff” by Anne Collins, pg. 8C, col. 2:
Perhaps such conduct inspired the little plaque we see in novelty stores: “ALL OUR VISITORS BRING HAPPINESS: SOME BY COMING, OTHERS BY GOING.”

1 June 1975, New York (NY) Times, “Bequia: An Isle for All Seasons” by Stephen R. Conn, sec. 20, pg. 7, col. 4:
The other says: “Our guests bring happiness. Some by coming. Others by going.”

22 November 1981, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “ON THE GO: Unspoiled Big Sur Coast” by Jerry Hulse, pt. VIII, pg. 1, col. 1:
A sign in the lounge reads: “All our visitors bring happiness—some by coming, others by going.”

Google Books
Arkansas Traveler
By Earlene Fowler
New York, NY: Penguin
2001
Pg. ?:
A gray stone book fountain sat on a pedestal in the middle of the garden, water bubbling around the book, on which was written, “All our visitors bring happiness— some by coming, others by going.

Google Groups: alt.quotations
Visitors or Guests
Peter Fritz
12/20/01
This was on a plaque at my mom’s house:
All visitors bring happiness....
Some by coming…
Others by going!

Twitter
Becka D
@kindadistracted
“All visitors bring happiness - some by coming, others by going”
4:05 PM · Sep 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ross Hollman
@rhollman
Sign I saw: All our customers bring happiness. Some by coming.  Others by going.
5:32 PM · Dec 18, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
River’s Edge Gifts
@riversedgegift
All of our customers bring happiness; some by coming, others by going.  smile
Happy Weekend, all!
12:16 PM · Aug 5, 2011·Facebook

Twitter
The Single Woman
@TheSingleWoman
“All our visitors bring happiness: Some by coming, others by going.” smile #TheSW
9:15 PM · Jul 7, 2013·SocialOomph

11 September 2014, The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC), “New Bern body shop loves the classics” by Sue Book, pg. ?:
The practical side of the shop is obvious as well. One plaque reads “In God We Trust/All Others Pay Cash;” another says “All our customers bring happiness/Some by coming/Others by going.”

Twitter
Lauren Panepinto
@Planetpinto
Good bar motto: “All our customers bring happiness. Some by coming. Others by going.” @freehandmiami… https://instagram.com/p/94wqYusFwR/
9:04 PM · Nov 9, 2015 from Miami Beach, FL·Instagram

Twitter
Steve O
@smojmokel
Replying to @ThisInspiresUs and @BretBaier
All of our guests bring happiness,some by coming, others by going.
6:52 PM · Jun 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 • Permalink