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Thursday, April 14, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Two generations of Taylors pose with a sign at their home town of Stanley, North Dakota, in the very early 1950's.



(L to R) Franklin Bruce (Catalyst) Taylor, Franklin Berry Taylor and Wayne Howland Taylor.

The photo was sent to us by a Minnesota-based cousin who noted a long-running joke about the two state's natural flora.

My grandfather, on a visit to Minnesota once, was being driven through the countryside and my uncle said to him "Look at all this scenery, isn't it beautiful?"

His response? 

"I can't tell. There's too damned many trees in the way!"

My cousin wrote in sending this picture "When I was in North Dakota I could see what the prairie looks like, but a few trees here and there might help the view."

11 comments:

  1. That is a funny line...I suspect it was not totally accidental.

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  2. Well, on the other hand, there are no poisonous snakes in Minnesota. On the other, other hand, there is no granite in North Dakota.

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  3. Original or not, that was still a funny response.

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  4. Yup, that's North Dakota. Where my family is from, around Regent, it is just as sparse - with the exception of a few buttes.

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    1. Just about 3 hours straight south of my old stomping grounds, Bill.

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  5. Did your family have a contract with Norman Rockwell?

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    1. Nah, we were just naturally classy.

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  6. Ha! Sounds like my family. I love trees, my brother...not so much. :)

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