Taking a break

gandle(4 NE)April 6, 2011

Leone has me digging up about half of a rather large flower bed. Both nimblewill and bent grass have become pests and I have to use a spading fork and theen carefully make sure the weeds and their roots are out of the soil but, as I was digging I remembered the names of two towns in Nebraska. One I would have liked to have graduated from high school there, the town was Harvard. Would have liked to say that I was a Harvard graduate and the other town is named Colon, yes Colon. Can you imagine the remarks you would get if you said I lived in Colon.

I was in boot camp with a fellow from Colon and tthe bad jokes were constant.

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kathyjane(z6VA)

SNORT! SNORT!
COLON??!!!!
That poor guy!

gandle, if you get bored working on that bed, I have TONS of Wiregrass invading beds you can have a go at!
Do you like PIZZA? :o)
KJ
(You be careful out there!)

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 6:41PM
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agnespuffin

Harvard? Ah yes! My father-in-law studied and learned a lot at Harvard. He was born there in fact. The family left Nebraska for Ga. when he was quite young.

We don't have wiregrass, but you are welcome to come and help the Husband Guy dig out the Betony and bermuda grass.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 6:50PM
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west_gardener

Oh, how the mind can wander when weeding and digging. Somehow your post reminded me of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, close to where DH grew up and close to where we used to live. My mind wanders in the garden during spring.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 7:34PM
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anneliese_32(6)

My enemy is crabgrass. Ky has some funny town/village names. Anybody wants to live in Monkey's Eyebrows?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 8:28PM
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mawheel

West, I'm sure you know that you have to go thru Intercourse to get to Paradise? LOL

(Paradise is another small town in PA., not far from Intercourse.)

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 8:38PM
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gabriell_gw

Texas has many towns with funny names, one is Bug Tussle.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 11:55PM
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don_socal

Those flower beds are more work than they look, breaks needed. So many strangely named towns each with their own special history. Fun thoughts.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 12:52AM
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Janis_G(z7GA)

Kentucky always reminds me of my famous King reunion.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 11:33AM
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batyabeth

My personal favorite: Hump Tulips, Washington. Gotta love it.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 11:48AM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

---Hey, Jan; mayhaps we could have a refresher reading of that there REunion?!
C'mon. :o)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 12:18PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

My brother lives near Athol, Idaho. He says the town council just voted on a new name, .....for obvious reasons.
"What name did they decide on?", I asked.
He said, "Anus".
Mike

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:57PM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

snort!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:12PM
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west_gardener

mwheel, yes, I remember Paradise.
Don mentioned that each had their own history. When our subdivision was built, on an apricot orchard, the names of the streets do not reflect the history of our town.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:18PM
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mjmercer

There's an Oblong and a Normal, both in south-central Illinois. So a few years ago there was the inevitable newspaper headline "Oblong man marries Normal woman."

Karen

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:49PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Forgot to mention that Colon is near Wahoo Nebraska.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 10:24PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

we've got What Cheer here in Iowa....as well as Brooklyn and Nevada, Madrid Tripoli and Buffalo.
And we have Manley and Fertile fairly near to each other....but a lot of miles from Dike.
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 12:35AM
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