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#143623 - 06/06/05 09:45 AM bees  
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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??


#143624 - 06/06/05 10:22 AM Re: bees  
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#143625 - 06/06/05 11:23 AM Re: bees  
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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--


#143626 - 06/06/05 12:15 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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and do kids still track padiddles?



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#143627 - 06/06/05 03:23 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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:) Thanks, eta, that's a new one on me!

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


#143628 - 06/06/05 04:29 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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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 06:53 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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Every time I saw a padiddle, I was with my parents....



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#143630 - 06/06/05 10:37 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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So what is a padiddle????


#143631 - 06/06/05 10:49 PM Re: one eye blind...  
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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 - 06/07/05 02:46 AM Re: one eye blind...  
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this too shall pass
..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.


#143633 - 06/07/05 10:14 AM Re: one eye blind...  
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Some of your customs over there on the left bank are weird.


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