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Re: Armenian Pickles

A reader whose name ends with “-ian”:

“Silly reader, John. The Armenian cuke vines are at this moment all the way

through Illinois and Wisconsin, and will arrive at the reader’s home in

Minnesota this spring.”


(N.B. I feel fairly confident that I am the first person in the history of

the world to start a blog thread about Armenian pickles.)


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