Getting ready for noon

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...


Free tagging: 


A little disappointed

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The Eagle didn't illustrate the article with any of the 27 eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.



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It's the Arlo Guthrie!

He got rejected by the Army precisely because he littered, too.


Kid, we found your name on a envelope

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at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage and wondered if you had anything to do with it.

Yes sir Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie. I put that envelope under that garbage.


Favorite Tradition

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Best part of Thanksgiving. Driving the long way to Grandma's in order to hear the whole song.


I first heard the Alice's Restaurant Massacre

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(to use the full and correct title) at the age of eight, when my oldest brother played it for me when we were running errands for my parents a couple of days before Thanksgiving. I didn't tell anyone this until about twenty years later, but for some time after hearing the song, I had convinced myself that the garbage contained dead bodies. As I recall, my thinking was something along these lines: Why would Alice and Ray have kept it in the downstairs of the church for so long, and why would Arlo have gotten into so much trouble for dumping it?