A couple came into the visitors center and asked for things to do after leaving the NPS walking tour because there was "too much walking."
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“What do y’all do when you need pants? Drive to Juneau?”
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A gentleman looking at a cribbage board in a store remarked, “These are carved from cantelope antlers.”
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“Is that real gold nuggets in the window?” a customer asked when looking at the large, spray-painted rocks in the News Depot window.

“Where can you take the ferry to Russia?” a customer asked in the Russian American Co. store.
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A woman came to the desk and asked if the people who live in Skagway live through the winter. The person behind the desk said, yes, most of them do, but we usually lose one or two.

Well, there’s a little of that occasionally morbid local sense of humor. It emerges when the sun is shining and wind isn’t breaking. Time to pick it back up: the clouds are rolling back in and the windy one is waiting with his camera at the slough. Or just drop off wind in the usual manner at the bookstore, where the candy is dandy, or via e-mail to: skagnews@aptalaska.net.