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#143623 - 06/06/05 05:45 AM bees
bhmoose Offline
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The comments about bees reminds me of an old Lancaster County {PA} tradition. The most avid participants of corn-husking bees were the young singles. That's because whoever found a colored ear [what we call Indian corn] was suppposed [or allowed] to kiss someone. Of course that was when a kiss meant something special. Wonder what the equivalent "reward" might have to be in these days??


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#143624 - 06/06/05 06:22 AM Re: bees
Alex Williams Offline
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A free doctor's office visit with a complete STD work-up?


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#143625 - 06/06/05 07:23 AM Re: bees
Jackie Offline

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Welcome aBoard, Mr. and/or Ms. Moose. Though I've never been to a work bee (unless spelling is considered work), I've heard of the red-ear-get-a-kiss; same thing for anyone who cut an apple in half without cutting any of the seeds.

Alex--


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#143626 - 06/06/05 08:15 AM Re: one eye blind...
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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and do kids still track padiddles?

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#143627 - 06/06/05 11:23 AM Re: one eye blind...
maverick Offline
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:) Thanks, eta, that's a new one on me!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padiddle


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#143628 - 06/06/05 12:29 PM Re: one eye blind...
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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you're welcome. ah, the good ol' days...

we would always hope that the kissing would lead to the loss of clothing...

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#143629 - 06/06/05 02:53 PM Re: one eye blind...
vanguard Offline
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Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
Every time I saw a padiddle, I was with my parents....

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#143630 - 06/06/05 06:37 PM Re: one eye blind...
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
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So what is a padiddle????


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#143631 - 06/06/05 06:49 PM Re: one eye blind...
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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from mav's link:

A padiddle or perdiddle is a car that has one headlight burned out.



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#143632 - 06/06/05 10:46 PM Re: one eye blind...
tsuwm Offline
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..and upon spotting such, one wanted to be the first to yell out "padiddle!" so he could collect his reward from the nearest comely lass.


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#143633 - 06/07/05 06:14 AM Re: one eye blind...
dxb Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Some of your customs over there on the left bank are weird.


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