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Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:21 PM

9. This is good stuff and all but

Some years ago, there was an election here to vote the county "wet." For those of you not from the Bible-belt, there are several counties in the Arkansas that are "dry," meaning no alcohol can be purchased. As time goes by, more and more counties are voting to go "wet."

The county had been voted "dry" during WWII. There was an election a few years ago on a petition that the county go "wet." Before the election, the county was flooded with signs "VOTE 'NO' ON ALCOHOL." There were "No" signs in the yards of people I knew to like a beer as much as I. I remember no yards signs encouraging "Yes" votes. I'm not sure that there were any such signs prepared. The petition passed overwhelmingly.

Turns out, people put "No" signs in the yards to please their Momma and preacher but voted "Yes" when Momma and the preacher weren't watching.

Since then, I don't put much stock in the numbers of yard signs I see.

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