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Re: Ol' Man River (was Re: Lioness and plants)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Ol' Man River (was Re: Lioness and plants)
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 21:41:09 -0700 (MST)

Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> Hi Griff!
>     You inquire:
> > (And, for heaven's sake, please
> > translate Withlacoochee for us. Who knows when we might run into another
> > one?)
> Back in the early part of the last century while a family of settlers was
> waiting to cross an anonymous river down South the squalling and fussing
> youngest member of the clan was giving its mother no end of aggravation, so
> she turned to an old French trapper who happened to be standing nearby and
> asked, "How can I ever make this baby quiet down?", to which he replied
> "With la coochee coochee coo". The name stuck to that river and it has been
> known as such down to the present day, except that it was shortened a bit
> for the convenience of mapmakers.
> You asked, and now you know!
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)
> cwalters@digitalpla.net

Well, Mark -- You're going to be hard put to it to top that one.

Griff Crump  jgcrump@erols.com

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