Fertile, Minnesota is not far from Climax. In Rude World, Bailey and Hurst recount an unverifiable legend that when a woman from Fertile had a fatal automobile accident in Climax, local newspapers ran the headline, “Fertile Woman Dies in Climax.” Fertile has around 900 inhabitants. Laetitia and her group stopped for lunch there. They were there just long enough to pick up some gossip on which to base the day’s limerick.
A buxom old lady from Fertile
Sprang over a fence like a hurdle
Racing toward the latrine
But too late it would seem
For too slow, she got out of her girdle.