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  1. Last night I was watching the movie “Savage Sam” a sequel to “Old Yeller” and in it there is this scene where Arliss is milking their cow and there come
    6 kittens into the barn, he starts squirting milk to their faces. coincidence?

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  2. why is it said that cows give milk? cows dont give milk it has to be taken from them by force. did you ever see cows lined up at a milkmobile waiting to donate?

    yeah, i didnt think so.

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    • While that is true in the sense that cows are held “in captivity”, Bob…it is actually not true that cows don’t line up or give their milk willingly.

      My mom has a farm located right next door to a large dairy farm. Those cows are treated very kindly and are given all the food and drink they desire. When the cows want the milk pressure relieved on their udders…they mosey on over to the milking house and line up…freely and willingly…where they are given prompt attention.

      It’s really a sight to see. All those cows are treated with respect and live without fear of wolves or other predators.

      Many people in this world can only wish for such an easy life.

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      • JC- those cows are lining up for the sweetest hay on the planet. they munch on the good stuff while their milk is stolen from them. get real man.

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  3. I think that the first line of the poem- “as I have gone alone in there” is alluding to this chapter of the book. Bessie and Me.
    Forrest went alone in the barn to milk the cow.
    And my standard disclaimer….I am a big dummy. So, if anyone thinks I’m wrong….well, I told you I’m a big dummy. dummy.

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    • and that is also where he squirted milk into the local cats mouths, but he also could have been referring to actual cattails, you know those brown thingys by ponds that when squeezed have that white stuff on the inside when you break them open.
      oh yea i heard a reference to the yarn thingy where is that?

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      • Kym- pretty much everything FF says is a yarn. Most folks don’t know this but Peggy loves to crochet and knit. What else would she do with all his bull ••••?

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        • lol oh no.,, I saw a reference to a Grandfather spinning a Texas yarn in stories to his grandchildren.
          So, in saying that he asked his Mom one day about what happened to his giant size ball of yarn that he made in his room, could it have been all the bed time stories told him by his parents and then one day he noticed that it was gone, I wonder???
          Maybe it has to do with the asterick on the bottom of page 15 that has no page number in reference to his age of enlightenment….. He had come of age so to speak, grown up and past the age for bed time stories so hence, no more ball of yarn?? maybe that’s it???

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  4. I already posted this in another section, but thought I should post it here as well. I found this Norman Rockwell picture which appears to be a mirror image of the cow on page 31.

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  5. The title of the picture on page 28 of the memoir and the postal stamp. If you Google it it brings up Georgia O’Keeffe. I believe f has mentioned her in the past. BTW Mike your work on here is much appreciated.

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  6. I found in this chapter on pg. #28 if you take the postage date and add it to My Back Yard you will find a painting that Georgia O’Keeffe painted called My Back Yard which happens to be views painted from Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, NM. It was also interesting that in reading her story it mentions she bought a Ford to travel in. Hope this helps or gives someone another piece of the puzzle.

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      • August 25: the National Park Service was created in 1916, and Neil Armstrong died.last year on that date. Neither has to do with 1937 though. Both Armstrong and Forrest were born in 1930, just 17 days apart.

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