Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day

Hope yer all havin' a mighty fine time this Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day. As ye kin see in the pitchur above, we had a bit of a fandango down t' the County Archives today. Prospector Adam England moseyed on over fer a spell, and taught Susan how to cut a caper like Walter Huston in Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
He also brought a TLAGPD gift fer yers truly: A half-pint grizzled prospector, complete with mule. It's a German interpretation of an icon of the 'Murican Old West,... made by them Celestials! It's durn near as international as the folks what came lookin' for gold in '49. Thank ye kindly, Adam!
Course I talked like a grizzled prospector some today. And Prospector Phil stopped by fer a spell too. But Ghost Town resident Allen Palovik done outdid hisself. He chose this week to fire up a new blog, called Knott's In Print. It looks like a reeeeal corker, by gum! And the second post is about the Prospectors Day event that Knott's Berry Farm used to hold way back when. We figger if they'd just encouraged folks to talk like grizzled prospectors too, their annual event woulda had a heap more stayin' power.
We're lookin' forward to readin' what ol' Allen writes next. And we'd shore get a kick out of it if ye'd let us know how you celebrated Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day this year. (Did them city-fied folk look at ye a mite peculiar-like?)
Update: I was purty amazed to find that TLAGPD made it all the way to Fredericksburg, Virginny this year. But then I saw the story done got picked up by a newspaper in India! Well, what kin a feller say?
By the by, hats off to Miner Matt fer spreadin' the word among his fellow USC Trojans. An' thanks also to the Times Leader and Dallas Post for telling their readers about our new holiday. And if that weren't enough, the University of Minnesota's website went all sawdusty on us and upgraded the day to National Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day. Sakes alive!

1 comment:

Capt. Tomorrow said...

Dadgum! I didn't get the link up in time, but here's our favorite millionaire Jim Backus celebrating Talk Like a Grizzled Propector day in an episode of The Brady Bunch.