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Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:46:05PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Aw gee, that expression is at least 30 years older than the internet!
> I first heard about it in a letter my mother got from a friend of hers 
> that had moved to the Anchorage area about 5 years before the quake in 
> 1952.  She wrote that in all the carnage the earthquake left that they 
> had only had 2 Alaskan Divorces in the 3 months or so since the quake.
> So mother wrote back for clarification.
> Story goes like this:
> Couple has been married long enough the honeymoon has slowed some, and 
> have built a cabin overlooking their mining claim, which between it and 
> subsistence hunting is feeding them well.  But it is, figuratively 
> speaking, about 75 miles from the neighbors.  Used to the long winters 
> but miss-calculated how many decks of cards, coffee, condoms and tobacco 
> they would need.
> Snowbound since about the first of October, they are out of condoms by 
> the end of January, out of coffee by the end of February, tobacco by the 
> middle of March & wore out the last deck of cards too somewhere along 
> the way.  Somewhere around the first of April, before any thaw of 
> consequence gives them hope for spring, one of them picks up the 30-06 
> and gets a divorce.
> Told poorly, but that is the classic definition of an Alaskan Divorce.

Still none the wiser. What is a 30-06? What is an Alaskan Divorce?

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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