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#56456 - 01/04/11 12:16 AM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: quanto_the_mad]
RangerRob Offline
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Silas Marner? Not that I know who he is, but some literary reference I'm sure.

I know there are chattering teeth in the drawer. something to do with a rat maybe?

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#56458 - 01/04/11 05:04 AM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: RangerRob]
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Yup, she writes "Silas" on the board, I think it's safe to assume it's the novel.

Yup, there's the chattering teeth, rubber mouse, a few other goodies.
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#56460 - 01/04/11 11:43 AM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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Note that the teacher, Miss Shields, is out of Shep's past, as the letter below will show.

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#56467 - 01/05/11 04:00 AM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: oenophore]
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Okay oeno, now you're scaring me!

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#56469 - 01/05/11 11:02 AM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: RangerRob]
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Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Okay oeno, now you're scaring me!
Scaring someone via Gunks.com is a first for me. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Names of fellow pupils are real too, as this excerpt from Shep's 1937 high school yearbook will attest. And from the 1939 yearbook:


Esther Jane Albery



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#56470 - 01/05/11 12:01 PM Re: A Christmas Story trivia [Re: RangerRob]
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AG gets it right. Unfortauntely there is no prize!

Yes there is: the brass figlighee with bronze oak leaf palm.
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