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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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What do the words, "SPRING", "SUMMER", "AUTUMN", and "WINTER" all have in common?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John;

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yes, that

was the

answer

I was

looking

for! Six

letters

in each

word.

Nice work!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They are all a season of the year. Which also has 6.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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stormy

sunset

cloudy

freeze

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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It is weird but I kept on thinking of 5 letter words

sunny

rainy

windy

alive

walks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He thought of fives I kept thinking of sevens. They are all bad weather too.

snowing

raining

pouring

drizzle

hailing

showers

tornado

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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None likely in Vegas

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is what I thought too, but deserts are weird. It has only snowed here twice that I know of. All the others occur here. The climate is radically different just 10 - 12 miles away. One area of the town never gets rain but just 10 miles away it rained almost the entire month of January. I have seen hailstorms here most recently February of this year. I saw 3 small tornadoes all at once.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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In - cred - i - ble

Well, it is credible, and is also a big plus point for Vegas.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will tell you what is a big plus for Vegas. Cheap food!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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That's funny, because someone in my 702 people code is called "Sandwich Vegas".

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John;

Sandwich! What a great name. I am getting hungry.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yeah, she made really fast grinders/subs at a country store,

but her parents had lived in Vegas previously and were

going back, hence the code name, since I can't remember

her first name, bad memory.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You forgot a girls name. Whoa! That is death, my friend.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yeah, well, it happens to the best of us.

I forgot the first names of about 100 of the

702 people on my list...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is only appoximately 1 in 7. Not bad.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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One in seven, that reminds me of the engineering college I attended.

One girl for every six guys.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yea, I know. When I went it was 2 girls for 6000 guys.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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A guy who went to my college, pushed the

button for the first manned spaceflight to the moon.

The countdown button.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My school bragged about having 2 noble prize winners. But they never said who they are!?

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Neato! My school didn't tell me my fact, he's actually my Mom's counsin's husband.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Really! Now that is cool. Did you ever ask what it felt like?

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yes! I just saw him this last saturday, and he still looks good. He is

a very logical, smart, and somewhat humorous man. The last time

we asked him about it was some years ago, so I don't recall everything

he said, regrettably, but if you know the Finnish language, you can

read an article with his name, "Charles Lehtinen" in it, I found on the

internet. I googled something like, [NASA "Charles Lehtinen" 1969], but

I think I left off the 1969.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks, for providing that. They mention him here also:

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