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 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
>
>-----Original Message-----
>
>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
>
>---End of Forwarded Message---