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Skip Breyfogle

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Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 06:54:15 AM »
You folks have me beet.

Dylan Lambert

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 12:12:20 PM »
It's all pun and games... Now, let's trim out these comments and get back to work!

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 02:51:16 PM »
Speaking of Poles (of which I am one fourth) did you know that Alexander Graham Bellski was the world's first telephone Pole?

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 09:21:14 PM »
Yes, this is one of the few railroads in the world that maintains their ballast with a gang mower
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Pete "Cosmo" Barrington

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2013, 08:51:26 PM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndd we've gone from ivy league to bush league with one stroke of the sickle.  :P

john d Stone

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2013, 09:46:06 PM »
While I was outstanding in a field, I see Mr. Lecuyer has farmed us out to greener pastures. This was just, as we had wandered far and wide with those Rock Island puns.
Far too broad a topic for a two foot forum!

But, while we're out here, I don't know if many folks are aware that the Rock Island's scientific approach to heavy grass right of way stabilization had an unforeseen benefit for poultry farmers adjacent to it's branch lines.

Seems that these chicken farmers had a big problem with foxes raiding their coops. This was severely effecting their profits. One strand of tough right of way grass that had been developed by the Rock's horticultural department (every respectable railroad should have one) happened to be irresistible to young foxes. They absolutely loved the stuff, especially the roots. Unfortunately this grass caused a nasty rash to develop on their tender skin, causing great misery for the little fellows. Ultimately the local fox population declined and with it the poultry farmers distress.

The Rock Island was justifiably proud of their accidental accomplishment and sought to capitalize on this by emblazing a slogan on the sides of their locomotives.

It read..........






"Root of the Raw Kits"
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Steve Smith

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2013, 11:39:13 PM »
John, for that one you deserve the Horn Pun Prize for 2013.

(The Horn prize is sometimes called the NO BELL Pun Prize.)

Noel, Noel,
Noel, No-o Bel.......uh, no.

john d Stone

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2013, 12:37:35 PM »
Thank you, so much, for the Horn/No-bell prize.

I understand it is awarded for wringing the life out of a topic.

As much as I appreciate it, I will gladly seed my position.

John

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2013, 01:53:43 PM »
This is a fun read with my morning coffee.  It is bringing cheer between holidays with out the HOE HOE HOE!

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2013, 09:10:03 PM »
And mow mow mow
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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 02:31:00 PM »
I think you guys mowed the dead horse...

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 11:26:50 AM »
Thanks Hansel, I thought maybe the tread died.  I use this as my funny paper!

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2013, 07:46:41 PM »
This thread dead? But we're not done flogging it yet!

I do appreciate Hansel's entry. I had considered wandering into the barnyard and recruiting some animals (if I had a barnyard) to fill the vacancies left by the young foxes, but it seems I was out of stock.

Perhaps someone can take this bull.... by the horns and steer us into the heavy grass before we bale.

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
to fill the vacancies left by the young foxes, but it seems I was out of stock.

Well, we've still got a Fox MOWing the ROW!

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Re: Sod Island Lawns (it's a mighty fine lawn)
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2013, 10:52:57 PM »
Ah Yes,  the FOX !!!  Would explain where all the stock went.......
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