Re: What's a -Furkin- (finally) (fwd)
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Sat, 13 Aug 1994 17:02:02 -0600
Thanks to Micahel Kalnay and his wife for their tireless research into
this question from some time back, but, as you can see from the forwarded
message, we still don't have an answer.
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 94 9:44:05 MDT
From: Michael Kalnay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: RYAN KEIL <RYAN.KEIL@m.cc.utah.edu>
Subject: Re: What's a -Furkin- (finally)
After visitng several camps and talking to many leaders (we went
1000 miles SE, then 1000 miles W, then 1000 miles NE ... with a few
side trips of a couple hundred miles by float plane) I can definitively
state that no oine has hgeard of a furkin (or a firkin) except as a small
barrel ... if you have heard anything else, I now know six or seven
Girl Guide leaders who are also now curious.
Sorry for the delay, but I really felt the need to do some endless
driving on dustry gravel roads to research this. Saw plenty of bison,
moose, foxes (and only one bear) while on the trip. Dall's Sheep also
seen fleeing forest fire while we were airborne.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City