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Lewisburg, West Virginia
November 1, 1990     Mountain Messenger
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November 1, 1990

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" The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, November 1, 1990 7A Joy of Farmin Ella S. Galford been an unwelcome to the rain we've the past few days. mountain top dwell- than those who valleys but when we is of the dark grey, that almost has to with your hands. It Such a foggy day re- I heard the wild over. I rushed out- I was pretty be unable to see I stared at the sky I to hear them a northerly direction. they going north I they knew about the weather didn't know. this is an indi- are to have an ex- winter or maybe received notice of or other storms and postponing their mi- spell. to go back in the I heard the flock directions. Within the axl hour they had made circle around my top. I still could not I could tell by their they were closer to than when I'd first As they again flew I distinctly heard ask the leader, who Yeller, if he knew as going. This one to say she had flown over this a little while ago. An- that they were Was lost, the whole Were lost and they be stuck in the Winter and subse- freeze or starve to caused a of honking from the fl ki i h:Y ob:n ganatl had no business Yeller because she that this would up- of the others in the replied that of was mistaken in had already been that was because shapes and unkind one laughed that Hoopla was eye glasses. An- Squally for al- g over something as they re- that his dire the northern trip all proved un- he had said they i would probably suffer famine and those that didn't die would then be destroyed by man and wild beasts before they could even get a next built. Meanwhile, yeller was busy telling the flock that certainly he knew where he was leading them and that they must trust him. Several hastened to assure him of their trust and one even went so far as to say that while his hearing wasn't so good he knew yeller was an excellent leader be- cause he had read his beak when Yeller had promised to land them South in the safest, shortest, fastest trip ever known to goose and gander. However I was sure I heard another one muttering that may be as it might but he was glad Old Hootie and Raucous were along and not afraid to challenge the direction in which Yeller led them. By this time the flock was completing the second circle and one I.took to be Hootie called to Raucous to check his map with hers because she was sure they were Just going around in circles. Raucous then called to Yeller that they had already passed over my house twice and if he started to fly over it again his goose would be cooked. This made Yeller honk louder than ever and the flock became loud with disagreement as some sided with Yeller while others declared him off course and an unfit leader. Yet despite all the honking all continued to follow him. Finally Yeller said he wasn't listening to any more of their complaining of him and the flight was officially shut down until a compromise was reached but not to blame him for the loss of time nor because there was no nice pond or lake for them to land on. By this time the fog had thinned considerably and I was able to see them when they landed on a hill across the road from my house. Bud, the dog, was excited and wanted to go help them settle the dispute but I convinced him not to interfere physically by putting him on the chain. Of course, this didn't pre- vent him from howling advise at them. Once they had landed they stopped shouting at each other so I didn't get to hear what kind of compromise they reached. I did watch while some marched up and down, others would peck at the ground and on occasion one and then another would stretch their necks and flap their wings in the air by which I as- /. 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