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From: linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: Charles E Donaldson <>:
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 08:31:12 -0800

Hi Robert,
> I liked the expression ....''doesn't have all his oars in the water.'' It
> was new to me. On a par with...''one sandwich short of a picnic.''

I sure didn't invent the oars one -- Somewhere I saw a long list of
these expressions. Wish I could recall them all -- funny! I recall....

The lights are on but nobody's home.
The elevator doesn't go to the top floor.
Not running on all cylinders.

These are all technical -- I wonder what farming folk use?
One sheep short of a flock?
A rooster short of a chickenyard?
A few tomatos short of spagettti sauce?
Has no bull in his pasture?
A few lightyears short of a close encounter? (aka rural folk who
seem to have all the UFO encounters)
His crop circles are square.....

How about genealogical?
His ancestors never arrived.

How about Scotch Irish?
His toddy has no lemons....
A few tomatoes short of a sandwich?
A few Masons short of a lodge?
A few ministers short of a synod?
His Bible is missing a few books?

Linda Merle

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