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Re: was Quiet now Mascots


well that's unusual to be sure, but a lot more interesting than a yellow
jacket.  Don't know what these goofballs in Kemp were thinking.

On 7/27/08, cathy carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Here is a link to an article in the St. Louis University magazine:
> www.eas.slu.edu/People/BJMitchell/lbill.html  The critter has also been
> "adopted" by the native Americans of northern Alaska, where it has been
> carved from the tusks of various sea mammals.
> cathy carpenter
> west central IL, z5b
>
>
>
> On Jul 26, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>
> I give - what's a billikin?
>>
>> On 7/26/08, cathy carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> My school's mascot was a billikin. DH's was a beaver (as in, "The beaver
>>> is
>>> the engineer of the animal kingdom and MIT grads are the animals of the
>>> engineering kingdom).
>>> cathy carpenter
>>> west central IL, z5b
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 25, 2008, at 6:40 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>>>
>>> You're joking - a slug as a school mascot??  That's even dumber than
>>> Kemp's
>>>
>>>> mascot (yellow jackets).  The fighting jackets - cracks me up, and w/
>>>> school
>>>> colors of orange and black (yuck) it looks like Halloween around here
>>>> during
>>>> football season.
>>>>
>>>> On 7/25/08, james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> We get big ones here, too. Up to 4 inches long. Huge. Every morning
>>>>> when
>>>>> we
>>>>> do the dog poop patrol, we plop the slugs in the same bag and put it in
>>>>> the
>>>>> garbage. Incidentally, I think the banana slug--which is 4-5 inches
>>>>> long
>>>>> and
>>>>> yellowish--is the mascot of UC Santa Cruz.
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX
>> zone 8A
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Kemp TX
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