The word, "Palindrome" means literally, "To run again." "Palin" means "again." And "dromos" means "run." A palindrome runs both ways. Get it? Good.
If you ask Sheila, she will tell you that there is another word for "run," "trechein" (pronounced: trech-ayne, but trill the "r" a little and make a sound like you're going to hock a loogie when you hit the "ch" part).
An anadromous fish (ana=up and dromos=run) literally "runs up" the river into the mountain streams where it was born 3-5 years before it's run. Here on the coast of Oregon, we see a river and we say, "A fish runs through it." (Get all the laughter out. I'll give you a sec.)
The only good palindrome that I knew prior to watching this video was: "Do geese see God?" I watched for it. And sure enough, there it was.
What palindromes do you know? Write them down, if you like. Then watch this:
Erik 'n Sarah, Sittin' In A Tree, Now They Are Mar-ar-ar-reed.
This is my friend, Erik. Erik with a kay. And that is his friend, Sarah. Sarah with an ayche. Erik and Sarah have been friends for a long time. Maybe 30 or 40 years. I'm not sure. Okay, well maybe not that long. But they got married. To each other. Yeah. And then they made Quinn happen. (No more Eskimo jokes, please.)
Erik and I used to hunt wild bandtail pigeons together. I no long hunt them. I feed them. I go into serious debt on black oiled sunflower seed fot those critters. I figure I owe them. Erik and I also used to fish. Lots. But since the move to LaGrande, well....time and distance, I guess.
Anyway, Sarah is the controller of the keyboard when it comes to being kept in touch with these kids. They are moving from LaGrande, Oregon. LaGrande must have gotten its name from being the biggest town in them parts. The parts in which it is, that is. But like I said, they are quitting the big LG. I wonder where they're moving? Could it be to a town near me?
I have flown into the LaGrande airport. It was so that I could attend the reception of the newly wed couple. Pre-Quinn. I brought oysters to BBQ. Now look what happened. Took a couple years, but they worked.
Look at that happy mouth! Can't wait to really meet this kid. I did get a quick sighting when the happy trio was in town over a year ago. But, my how he's growing.
As you can see, there is not much to do in LaGrande except play a strange form of bowling. Due to the odd shape of the balls, a perfect score is 1.
They do not have automobiles in LaGrande. Those haven't been invented yet there. But there is still some great travel by rail to be had. The cold winters, however, make for some bundling up because they haven't invented walls to enclose the cars.
I couldn't resist..... (the stills are cool in this video and there's an airplane in it!!!)
So, go check out Erik, Sarah and Quinn here. Say hello. Tell 'em Gawpo sent you.