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Fun Fact February 1, 2021.

1 February 2021

I was putting a few miles on my tractor plowing my driveway.  As the fine snow was swirling around I remembered a phrase my mom used to say; “snow like meal, snow a great deal.”  Basically, if the snow flakes are small, expect a lot. I don’t know where she heard that saying, maybe from her dad.  Come to find out there are a bunch of weather related rhymes, the one that goes with one my mom said is “snow like cotton, soon forgotten.”  Another one she said that I misunderstood for years.  What I thought she said and what she was actually saying were completely different.  What I heard was mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey. Not even close.  What she was saying is from a novelty song from 1943.  The lyrics of the bridge in the song gives us a clue as to what is being sung; If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey, Sing “Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy.  I miss my mom.

Fun Fact February 1, 2021.