From Michael Sherman <[log in to unmask]>:

Look at John Gardner's novel, October Light.  He uses that term, or
something like it.  It's a long novel and I cannot find the pages where he
uses the phrase.  I'll keep looking.


Michael Sherman
20 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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From: "Paul Carnahan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: question regarding vermont seasons
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:12:27 -0400

Has anyone on this list heard the phrase presented by the writer below?  Is
it accurate?

Paul Carnahan, Librarian
Vermont Historical Society

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From: E W [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:32 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: question regarding vermont seasons

My grandfather used to say there were three seasons in Vermont, and I can't
recall the exact words. Are they "the locking up," "the unlocking," and
"summer?" We are having a family debate and quandry about this.
Hope you know to what I am referring, and can help.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Wessex

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