Aaron Thomas with Alaska Fish and Game scoops salmon smolt before they are released from the Skagway net pen at Pullen Pond. KE

 

A postal worker wearing a USPS shirt with “Cantwell, AK” on the front was asked if he was from Arkansas.
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A tourist sitting in the Red Onion the other day asked if “that was the undertaker across the street.”
“What?” I asked, looking out the window.
He was pointing to Soapy Smith’s Parlor. I told him it was an old bar from the gold rush. “Oh, I thought it must be the town undertaker” he said.
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A woman came into the visitor center on a cool, rainy day and said to the woman behind the counter: “I’m glad to see that you are shivering too, because we normal people are cold.”
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Alas the sweet summer winds doth not please everyone. But the windy one fears no wind. It resounds like Shakespearean sonnets read out loud on a cloudless night. Send him more, please, before he goes Elizabethan on us all.