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"Down Yonder" Luke Barker says... Higher Education

Down Yonder - Luke Barker says...      Ya kin allus tell a couty court house in th' summer time by th' number o' feet thets restin in the winders.
     Clem Bates son Rufus jist got back frum college, Zeb Pike sez now he knows why they call it higher education, Rufe come back with his head so high he couldn't see anybuddy.

Translation for city slickers (non-hill people):

     You can always tell a country court house in the summer by the number of feet that is resting in the windows.
     Clem Bates son Rufus just returned from college. Zeb Pike says he now knows why they call it higher education. Rufus came back with his head so high, he couldn't see anyone.

January 12th, 1933

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