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* And So They Say: Howard Wanamaker: “About the only green thing one sees around here anymore are the weeds one sees growing along the edges of Main Street.” Ray Bigge: “Montana finally got around to paying its World War I bonus after 45 years. I just got mine today.” LeVeda Ives: “There are lots of interesting things to see in Kansas if people would just take the time to visit them.” Ina Copper: “I’ll certainly be glad when it starts snowing. I think I’ll go right out and walk barefoot in it.”
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SPOTLIGHTING THE YEAR…1963 * And So They Say: Jess Riffe: “This weather keeps me hopping, from air-conditioner to air-conditioner.” Erma Jean Price: “If anyone were to try to put a water well down now, they would have to go clear to China.” Clark Stockton (Monday): “If it were 30 degrees cooler, it would be a nice day.” * The water situation in Stockton was holding its own, but was still a serious matter and there was no indication as to when the restrictions were to be removed. City manager C.
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* And So They Say: Loyd Stice: “It rained three times on Sunday night and didn’t even wet the ground.” Mrs. Kenneth Roy: “The main souvenirs I brought home from the Worlds Fair were blisters on my heels.” Ray Bigge: “The worms have the leaves about all eaten off the elm trees now and I’m afraid they will start eating on the people next.”
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* And So They Say: John B. Smith: “If we had saved all the old stuff we carted out to the dump from the store over the years, we could probably sell it now for a small fortune to antique hunters.” Ed Riffel: “If you are looking for news at the Riffels, the only thing I can tell you is that we need rain.” Ilah Suhr: “When I hear everyone talking about how tired they got on their vacation trips, I think we were smart to just stay at home.”
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* And So They Say: Erma Jean Price: “When my husband goes fishing he always catches the same kind of fish—none.” Orville Livingston: “We came home with the same air in our tires, the same oil in the crankcase, and the same water in the radiator, but not the same gas in the tank.” Cleo Baughman: They say that life begins at forty—so I’m going to fly.”
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* And So They Say: Dave Oyer: “The only dirt I own is in my ears.” Lloyd Hollern: “I caught the biggest fish I ever caught in my life on the Fourth of July—a 9 1/2 pound channel cat.” L. D. Fuller: “My son, Lorenzo, and I are the same age—both, 4 and 5. He is 45 years old and I am 4 score and 5.” Ollie Ochampaugh: “I don’t complain about the weather because it wouldn’t do any good, and besides that, everyone is tired of hearing about it.”
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* And So They Say: Whitey Smee: “Anyone can cuss, but it takes brains to think.” Rae Hageman: “Whenever it doesn’t rain for a week or two, I’m sure it will never rain again.” Bud McComb: “I don’t think I helped the rodeo parade at Plainville any, but my four grandchildren who rode in it sure did.”

* Word had been received from the New York Office of the American Field Service that Stockton’s foreign exchange student for the 1964-65 school year was to be a girl from Holland named Johanna Venekamp.

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* And So They Say: John Towns: “Watch out what you say now that the Office Cat is home again.” Don Peebles: “If a person has nothing else to be glad for, he can be thankful he is still able to work.” Butch Marshall (age 7): “Well, I know this is Sunday morning because the wind blows every Sunday.” Ruth Phelps (at Girl Scout Day Camp when her notebook pages blew away): “There go my brains!” Leighton Marshall: “Rooks County is known to have deer, bobcats and bear, but I also found two buffalo while appraising in Fairview Township.”
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* And So They Say: Doyle Cook: “The fishing weather is always good on the days I have to work.” Lucille Skinner (Fort Worth, Texas): “I read where scientist are working on something which will lengthen our lives to 500 years. If they do, it will make the first 100 years worth living.” Foreign exchange student Mariano Flores: “I don’t know how I am going to get all the things I have accumulated since I’ve been here back to Chile.”
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* And So They Say: Chuck Waller: “What we need is more Sundays each week.” Fred Hulse: “We sold a fishing license last week to a couple from California who decided to stop off for a few days fishing at the reservoir. When Californians vacation in Kansas—that’s news.” LeVeda Ives: “ You can just look at my complexion and tell what I did over the weekend.”