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Saturday, 04 July 2015


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My father used that same expression when I was a kid (50s). But around these parts in SW Ohio I have been watching over the years and it is usually more like waist high or higher by the Fourth of July.

I've seen better knees on cypress trees. :o)

No no no, you need an elephant!


Here in central Iowa, most of the corn is already over five feet tall. I've lived here all my life and it gets taller, quicker every year. Corn is a big deal and they sure have figured out how to modify it. I've been saying "chest high by the Fourth of July" for years. Time to change it to "nose high".

We used to say, referring to something or someone, like a child, that wasn't very tall, "Knee high to a high knee"

Which of course means nothing...

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