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proxieme
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posted April 01, 2004 01:26 PM           Edit/Delete Message
A Blessing From a Friend of Mine:

"Corri - Congratulations, may your children all be as easily amused as you are."

<-- The statue that sparked that comment...c'mon! It's of a Boll Weevil!

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lioneye68
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posted April 01, 2004 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lioneye68     Edit/Delete Message
I don't get it, Prox.

What the heck is a boll weevil? (us Canucks don't have those...things...whatever they are)

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proxieme
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posted April 01, 2004 01:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message
The boll weevil (the bug that the lady's holding) devastated cotton crops in this part of Alabama back at the turn of the century...but they decided that it was a good thing, since cotton's quite hard on the soil and they had become much too much dependent on it.
Instead of cotton, farmers in this area decided to focus on peanuts (which replenish the soil), and this is now one of the top peanut-growing regions in the country.
To thank the pesky bug, a statue in honor of the boll weevil was erected in Enterprise, AL.

...and my friend was amazed at how easily amused by that statue (in the county adjacent mine) I am...

My retort was: "C'mon! It's a statue of a Boll Weevil! How is that not GREAT?"

I just wanted to share a picture of that fabulous monument...I mean, how often are you going to see a statue of a bug?

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lioneye68
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posted April 01, 2004 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lioneye68     Edit/Delete Message
Oh, I see...I understand now how truly heroic the boll weevil is. Did not know that. Good gawd, it's HUGE!! It's not really that big in real life is it?

That thing looks like a friggen alien!

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proxieme
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posted April 01, 2004 02:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Naw, it's a little beetle-lookin' thing.

ALL HAIL THE HEROIC BOLL WEEVIL!

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FishKitten
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posted April 01, 2004 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FishKitten     Edit/Delete Message
That just cracked me up, Proxieme. You can't imagine how long it's been since I have thought about Boll Weevils. As LionEye said, there aren't any in Canada.

"When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle
in them old cotton fields back home..."

Who wouldn't laugh at a statue of a Boll Weevil?

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