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 January 26, 2014
“My bank account needs month-to-month resuscitation”

"My bank account needs month-to-month resuscitation” (a pun on “mouth-to-mouth resuscitation") is a jocular one-liner that has been printed on bumper stickers.  “The way my wife writes checks, our account needs month-to-month resuscitation” was credited to Texas humorist Shelby Friedman in 1967.

13 November 1967, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “It Happened Last Night” by Earl Wilson, pg. 12A, col. 5:
Earl’s Pearls: “The way my wife writes checks,” puns Shelby Friedman, “our account needs month-to-month resuscitation.”

19 August 1968, Charleston (WV) Gazette, “The Gazetteer” by James Dent, pg. 24, col. 1:
FELLOW says he recently saw a sign in the window of a loan company: “We Offer Month To Month Resuscitation.”

14 June 1969, Greensboro (NC) Daily News, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 4:
The secret of longevity for bank accounts has been found! Month-to-month resuscitation.

Google Books
Every Day Light:
Daily Inspirations

By Selwyn Hughes and Thomas Kinkade
Nashville, TN : Broadman & Holman
Pg. 294:
Does your bank account need month-to-month resuscitation?

Funny One Liners
My bank account needs month to month resuscitation. (via @lefirered) #jokes #humor
8:31 AM - 19 Jun 2009

funny humour
My bank account needs month-to-month resuscitation.
3:52 AM - 28 Oct 2009

December 19, 2011

Michel Cendana
Bumper Sticker: My bank account needs month-month resuscitation.
6:40 AM - 21 Jan 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, January 26, 2014 • Permalink