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Bob Lind, Published September 07 2009

Lind: Reader seeks information on Boy Scout jamboree

Boy Scouts and Scout leaders from several decades ago, Debbie Tomko needs your assistance.

Debbie, of Sedro Woolley, Wash., writes that she attended a Boy Scout national jamboree many years ago with her father, who was doing a film story on the event.

“I’m trying to remember what year it was,” Debbie writes. “It was either in the late ’60s or early ’70s and possibly was located in Pennsylvania, Maryland or Virginia.

“If you have any old photos from the event or can provide me with any information, I would greatly appreciate it.”

That’s pretty nebulous, Debbie knows. Still, maybe someone is around who remembers her father, a TV reporter from Maryland, shooting a documentary. Her e-mail address: wasntmewa123@yahoo.com.

She wrote because while surfing the net, she came across The Forum’s Web site and a Neighbor’s column about a local man who attended a national jamboree. So, while she has no connections to the Fargo-Moorhead area, she wrote in hopes someone from this area could help her.

And if you don’t remember her dad (after all, every jamboree would have many reporters around), you might remember her. She was about the only female in the entire camp. “I was a bit outnumbered,” she understates.

Tons of puns

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

Ouch. That’s one of many puns Dick Hess, formerly of Fargo and now of Eden Prairie, Minn., sent in.

So get ready for more groaners:

A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

If you take a laptop computer for a run, you could jog your memory.

A thief fell into some wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

A calendar’s days are numbered.

He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.

A thief who stole a calendar got 12 months.

The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.

The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.

You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.

The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.

A grenade fell on a kitchen floor in France, resulting in Linoleum Blownapart.

When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

We’ll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.

And finally, work over this one this Labor Day: The professor discovered her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.

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