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Laughter from the past

To the Times of Ti:

I thought this article from the 1948 Ti Sentinel would bring some laughter to our community and to those who can remember those mentioned in the article.

Happy holidays.

Ann Morette

Ti Sentinel Dec. 23, 1948

Taxi pilot Walter Hurlburt called excitedly to Copper Vincent Vosburg the other early ayem and pointed to an owl perched sereely atop the Community Bldg. Mister Vosburg rushed to the police station, snatched a rifle and galloped back to the civic edifice. He blasted away at the becalmed bird, but even after three volleys the owl sat there as unperturbed as the SS Queen Mary in a light breeze. Messrs. Vosburg and Mister Hurlburt — equally amazed — examined gun and ammo and THEN decided to examine the bird, which turned out to be a craftily stuffed owl, nailed to the building by “Doo-da” Morette to frighten away mannerless pigeons and which DAMN near frightened away Messrs. Vosburg and Hurlburt with* its apparent immunity to lead poisoning, and they’ve been getting the “bird” ever since.

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