OUTHOUSE FOLLIES - A trailer hauling an outhouse got away from a vehicle and crashed into this duplex on Memorial Day. Paul Benner

-Heard on the Wind-

A cruise ship passenger asked a Newsie what language the Skaguay Alaskan was in. When the Newsie said, “English,” the passenger looked surprised and said they’d like one.
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A lady came into the visitor center to ask what book she wanted to buy. A tour guide had recommended that she buy it, but she did not know the title, author or subject, but said it was about this size (here she indicated with her hands about the size of a bunny).
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A man came into the visitor center and announced that people do not pay enough attention to history. He said he had traced his family back to 1066 in Britain. “That’s 500 years!” he said.
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A woman off a ship asked where she could buy perfume in Skagway. The Windy One was stumped. In 33 years, we have been asked all sorts of questions, but never that one. A couple other business owners were on the dock, neither had a clue as to where perfume could be purchased. One sniffed her pits, and the Windy One told the woman that he preferred Wood Smoke Enchantment. The woman said she would try Ketchikan or Juneau.
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Visitor: “Do you get alot of rain and stuff like that?”

Six weeks of sunshine had us all believing we were immune to lousy summer weather again, but the rain and wind swooped in this week and made us close the windows. Fear not, the wind doth blow here at all times. Have your pen at the ready, or a fast set of keystrokes for the Windy One, send to: skagnews@aptalaska.net.