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Enlightenment on ways of chiggers, Inventor Coomer given incomer

Comments re photo 42076: Kentucky Color Two Miles of Sinkhole

Charles Marshburn writes:
What day do the chiggers leave and why do you call Rollen Coomer "the inventor"? --Charles Marshburn
Editor's Note: Chiggers don't so much leave as they simply cease pesteration, and that varies year to year, but always at First Frost, which is right about now, in 2011. Rollen Coomer is called "The Inventor," because he invents.


Whether A Native Born or Born Again Adair Countian, hardly any chiild of The Shire would put Al Gore's invention of the Internet on parity with Coomer's creation, or discovery, of the Plate Prop. The plate prop, is inarguably mankind's second greatest invention, after Velcro.A common shibboleth among Adair Countians, when questioned to make sure they are really from Adair County, is the response "Life's too short to chase syrup around a plate," a quotation from Rollen Coomer, given as a reason for the breakthrough.To put that in context, it is as a Metcalfe Countian knows a fellow Metcalfe Countian with the greeting, "Pray for Nile," or Monroe Countians identify themselves with the exchange, "How's Abe?" and answer correctly, "Abe's better." or Abe's worse." And just the way Americans around the world recognize each other when one hears another say, "Gotta go grease the Bobcat. Catch you later," wherever that came from. - Ed Waggener.


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