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  • froggnot froggnot Aug 26, 2013 8:25 AM Flag

    Obviously the folks at "Farmers' Almanac" didn't get the memo

    In farm kitchens all over the country the yearly tradition of replacing the old "Farmers' Almanac" with the new one is about to take place. In my Mema's kitchen the ritual was always the same:

    o Mema would remove the old Amanac from its place of honor by the radio, where Grandpa would get the 5 AM farm report, and then placed in the out house, where it would get its secondary use (waste not want not)

    o Then she would tie a hanging string through the little hole in the corner of the new almanac and hang it by the radio

    For the rest of the year this little book, that was packed with everything anyone needed to know about anything was read, quoted, argued about, laughed about, and loved by country people everywhere.

    Some may ask why farm families have carried out this tradition for the last 197 years, and the answers are always the same; "its the truth" and "its accurate".

    Today I saw a headline about the new "Farmers' Almanac":

    "Farmers' Almanac" predicts a "bitterly cold" winter"

    Imagine that a "bitterly cold" winter.

    Well I guess I will have to cancel my subscription since they obviously didn't get the memo from our "dear leader" or "big Al".

    Maybe it is time to start a new tradition.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    • To all courageous doubters, check back next spring and see if u need to reevaluate your thinking.

    • BTW, I forgot to ask, do you actually believe the Farmer's Almanac prediction, or do you just find it interesting?

      I actually believe you don't have a pair, so you won't answer the question, which makes you completely uninteresting.

      • 1 Reply to t.ricky65
      • Since you asked:

        "BTW, I forgot to ask, do you actually believe the Farmer's Almanac prediction, or do you just find it interesting?"

        Although I do find the predictions of the "Farmers' Almanac" interesting, and when I compare the 80% accuracy rate of these predictions over the last 197 years with the predictions of Al Gore and his happy little band of so called man made global warming climate scientists, there might be a case for considering the "Farmers' Almanac" as a credible source for climate change information.

        But since (as you have pointed out) I find myself testicularly challenged, I will need to withhold judgment until a more compelling case can be made for either.

        "In your heart you know he is right."

        The Frogg

    • Obviously you didn't get the 20th Century. Much less the 21st.

      I love their predictions, btw. "Coldest temperatures will be over the Northern Plains on east into the Great Lakes." Gee, thanks.

    • ...“…since they obviously didn't get the memo from our ‘dear leader’…” - froggie

      Seriously…you’re blaming the President of the United States based on something in the Farmer’s Almanac? You’re kidding, right? I mean…I know you folks are desperate…but..?

      Hey, do you and “Mema” get your investing advice from the Almanac, as well?

      “…this little book, that was packed with everything anyone needed to know about anything…”

      EVERYTHING, frog boy? Well, that explains a lot. You don’t trust public education or any media, but you learn everything you need to know from The Farmer’s Almanac…amazing. Are you guys going to include that in your platform for ’16?

      Stop the Presses & Close the Schools – Trust Palin/Bachman and the Almanac in ’16!

      (MEMA??? Who or what is Mema…is that Creole?)

      In your heart you know almost nothing…in your head, even less.

      • 2 Replies to echo2165
      • Even the Almanac has more success in predicting the future than does this administration. Everything they touch turns to #$%$, albeit very expensive #$%$.

      • "Seriously…you’re blaming the President of the United States based on something in the Farmer’s Almanac? You’re kidding, right? I mean…I know you folks are desperate…but..?"

        No

        'Hey, do you and “Mema” get your investing advice from the Almanac, as well?"

        No

        "EVERYTHING, frog boy? Well, that explains a lot. You don’t trust public education or any media, but you learn everything you need to know from The Farmer’s Almanac…amazing. Are you guys going to include that in your platform for ’16? "

        "Stop the Presses & Close the Schools – Trust Palin/Bachman and the Almanac in ’16!"

        Yes

        "(MEMA??? Who or what is Mema…is that Creole?)"

        No, but since you asked:

        According to the Urban Dictionary:

        "Mema is a slang term for a grandmother. Used in many southern states, including Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, and Louisiana."

        Again thanks for the interest, and I hope this clears up all of your concerns and I hope "all of your wildest dreams will come true". (attributed to Pablo)

        "In your heart you know he is right."

        The Frogg

 
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