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Old 01-07-2008, 06:26 PM   #31
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Jeeze..what a bunch. This is what I've gotten for replies so far from my family's website!!!!!!!


From Aunt Marge:
1920's???? Just HOW OLD do you think we are????? :)

From Uncle Randy:
We had to walk to school and it was uphill both ways , and you spit yur skoal out the winder when the teacher wasnt looking.
We grow corn for ethenol and beans for methane..

And from DAD:
I think baby pigs were what we called the grade school girls from Clarksville, and soda ? who the **** ever heard of soda ?It's pop here in God's country. As far as purses vs. handbags I've been hit by a lot of purses but never a handbag. Also, we don't grow any colquealisms here in Iowa just corn and beans.
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I tried. I guess I need to make a phone call to Gramma instead!
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:51 PM   #32
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Your family sounds great!

Actually, it was the 30's, not the 20's, but I imagine Gramma is the one to talk to about old sayings or other things she remembered or heard from her family.

Thanks for the smiles!
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:55 PM   #33
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Dave, have you ever been out in a cornfield on a still, hot, humid summer night to hear the corn grow? You can actually hear it pop and rustle as it grows.
I've heard this many times (in Missssippi) I tell people about it and they laugh. 'Tis true however!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #34
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I found a website once that had a webcam recording corn in some field in Iowa. It said at the site that you could see the corn growing! I didn't watch long enough to know if it was true or not. I had already planned to watch some paint dry.

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Old 01-07-2008, 07:05 PM   #35
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Your family sounds great!

Actually, it was the 30's, not the 20's, but I imagine Gramma is the one to talk to about old sayings or other things she remembered or heard from her family.

Thanks for the smiles!
Grampa RIP was born in 1910 and Granma was born in 1919. I'll get some good stories from her...she was a child of 12 and had 8 of her own..all on the farm! Grampa was one of 9 and was a farmer his whole life.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:09 PM   #36
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Yes I have heard the corn grow>:-) I was raised on a acerage and we raised corn and it is true in July nights when it is unbeliveable hot you can here the corn grow.and the smell of growing corn is sublime Dave
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Dave, I can hear it too, I have a cornfield for a next door neighbor.
However nothing sounds colder in the fall when its dried out right before harvest, and that frigid north wind starts ripping through it in November.
I'd like to hear it grow again soon!
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #38
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So, has no one else heard of galluses? Not even you, Bob?
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So, has no one else heard of galluses? Not even you, Bob?
Yes Miss Connie, I have heard the term, but only as a reference to "suspenders" or "braces." I personally have never heard the term applied to bib over-alls. When I think about it, I do'nt know what you call the "straps" on over-alls. I've just always called them straps. I do have several pair, mostly camouflage. However; I do have a very pretty brown pair I wear when I take my best girl out on the town!
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #40
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I wore Osh Kosh bib overalls to work in when I had the greenhouse business. After 22 years, I became very proficient at throwing that first gallus over my shoulder when I pulled them up.
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