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Started 6/7/05 by Paul (SNOTZALOT); 63288 views.
gunter

From: gunter

8/16/20

dinner looks perfectly delicious!

gunter

From: gunter

8/16/20

Did find this story, not the Native American one I gather since it doesn't feature an owl.

bshmr

From: bshmr

8/26/20

I failed to find it now, as well. I believe it is Lakota. Somewhere I also have a recording of a storyteller's telling of it, seems as though I have text too. In short: The skunk used to have gloriously all white, soft long fur which was the envy of many. The vain jerk bullied and teased some frankly less attractive owlets. The owlets were still bawling when their mother returned home. Enraged, she sought and found the skunk, grabbed him, carried him high and away. Spying a forest fire, the owl dropped the skunk in the middle of it then turned for home. On the way home, the calmed owl became contrite and returned to snatch the skunk from the fire. The fire is why the skunk is now mostly black, having lost most of it beautiful white fur, and stinks. And, the owl is considered wise for its introspection and self-correcting. 

gunter

From: gunter

8/28/20

bshmr said:

And, the owl is considered wise for its introspection and self-correcting.

an appropriate morale for our times ...

gunter

From: gunter

12/13/20

Looking good.  I take it you've got your tractor ready!

Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

12/13/20

Plow tractor is ready. The tractor with the thrower needs a PTO switch. Will be looking for one tomorrow.

gunter

From: gunter

12/15/20

windy.com is a fun page to play with ...

gunter

From: gunter

12/16/20

The last picture looks a bit odd with that huge plow.

I'm charging my auxiliary battery and have a set of 24-hour soy candles ready to go, Justin Case.

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