April 4, 2014

Points East: Hoping Mother Nature isn’t April Fooling us



One year an immodest shot of a certain female religion professor, well known for her frugality, wound up posted on the student center bulletin board with the caption, “Miss Sandso, shows her donkey for a quarter. “

She offered a $10 reward (substantial bucks in 1968) for information leading to the identity of the photographer but the mystery remained unsolved.  

Another college prank involved blackening the center of a quarter with a pencil and telling someone they could have it if they could balance it on the tip of their nose.  You’d be amazed at the number of people who would try and then walk around with black noses until they looked in a mirror.  It was worth the quarter even when someone succeeded once in a while.

In other, more serious, news. at least Good Friday is comparatively late this year.

My Mom always planted a row or two of halfrunners on Good Friday and they almost always seemed to make it.  I’ve never had much luck because a late frost cooks mine most of the time.  But, if this weather holds, I may try again this year.

Back in the 1980s Ralph King and I were growing a commercial crop of snow peas. One year, we didn’t get them planted until April 22  and a certain fellow in Letcher County bet us they wouldn’t make a thing because we got them out too late and that he’d help pick them if they did.

My nephew Chris Adams spent most of the month of June in 1988 picking snow peas when we could drag him out of Ralph’s pond.

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