[Tweeters] early Rufous Hummingbirds, Tom Lamb, Dixie,

creinsch creinsch at comcast.net
Sun Aug 14 13:40:52 PDT 2022

Yep, that's the one.  It was only the last couple of weeks of Rufous
chatter that reminded me of Tom and his joke(s).  The first time we
visited him there were fewer visitors than usual,  so Tom, with his dog,
decided to share stories, and that seemed to be a favorite.  Thanks.

On 8/14/2022 1:20 PM, John Seiferth wrote:

> Not claiming this is the correct joke, but it’s good nonetheless…


> A seaman meets a pirate in a port, and talk turns to their adventures

> on the sea. The seaman notes that the pirate has a peg leg, a hook,

> and an eye patch. The seaman asks, "So, how did you end up with the

> peg leg?"


> The pirate replies, "Aye, matey, we was in a storm at sea, and I was

> swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as me men were pulling

> me out, a shark bit me leg off."


> "Wow!" said the seaman. "What about your hook?"


> "Well," replied the pirate, "We were boarding an enemy ship and were

> battling the other sailors with swords. One of the enemy cut my hand off."


> "Incredible!" remarked the seaman. "How did you get the eye patch?"


> "A sea-gull dropping fell into me eye," replied the pirate.


> "You lost your eye to a sea-gull dropping?" the sailor asked

> incredulously.


> "Not exactly," said the pirate. "It was me first day with the hook."




>> On Aug 14, 2022, at 13:15, creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net> wrote:




>> Unfortunately neither my spouse or I have accurate/complete memories

>> of the tale, but the sailor was missing an eye, an arm and a leg for

>> looking when he shouldn't have.  So now we are haunted by joke we

>> cannot recall.  Thanks a lot Tom.


>> On 8/14/2022 12:56 PM, jstewart at olympus.net wrote:


>>> I suppose it has something to do with poop; but, what is the answer?


>>> Wings,


>>> Jan


>>> Jan Stewart


>>> 922 E Spruce Street


>>> Sequim, WA  98382-3518


>>> jstewart at olympus.net


>>> *From:* Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> *On

>>> Behalf Of *Alan Roedell

>>> *Sent:* Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:38 AM

>>> *To:* creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net>

>>> *Cc:* tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

>>> *Subject:* Re: [Tweeters] early Rufous Hummingbirds, Tom Lamb, Dixie,


>>> No, why shouldn't a sailor look up at the sky?


>>> Alan, Seattle


>>> On Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 5:07 PM creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net> wrote:


>>> For the last 22 years we have had only occasional Rufous in the

>>> yard:

>>> one or two in late March, and maybe three or four in August.  None

>>> stayed for more than a day.


>>> This year has been very different, and we are unsure why.  There

>>> were

>>> several immature Rufous in June, and then on August 1st three

>>> arrived

>>> and stayed for a little over four days. The fighting with the

>>> Anna's was

>>> ferocious, and the Anna's eventually went into hiding.  Since

>>> then at

>>> least one Rufous appears every couple of days, and the fighting

>>> (bickering) resumes.


>>> Are the weather/climate and fires up North accelerating the

>>> migration?

>>> I have wondered for sometime if some Rufous are completing their

>>> Northern migration here, and the immature are actually fledging

>>> here.

>>> Is there any evidence of that?


>>> And I have a question for anyone who remembers Tom Lamb of Dixie

>>> (NE of

>>> Walla Walla):  Tom had house low in the foothills, where over

>>> the years

>>> he had assembled something like 65 hummingbird feeders around his

>>> property.  During Spring and Fall migrations the place was crazy

>>> with

>>> Rufous, Black Chinned, and Calliope, with lots of noise from the

>>> quarreling birds and visitors having close-up encounters.  Tom

>>> passed

>>> away in 2014.


>>> The question: Does anyone here remember Tom's joke about why a

>>> sailor

>>> should not look up (toward the sky)?


>>> Chuck Reinsch

>>> Magnolia, Seattle




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