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    I had to look it up because I was curious about the name. Seems like "dismal" was a common term for swamps in those days:

    More than 280 years ago, what is now the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was part of a much larger, waterlogged natural area known in land records as the Great Dismal.

    While today's protected refuge stretches over more than 110,000 acres in parts of Suffolk, Chesapeake and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal was more than 1 million acres and included land areas as far east as Back Bay in present-day Virginia Beach, according to Deloras Freeman, the refuge's visitor services specialist.

    Called "great," possibly because of its size, it was called "dismal" because that was a common term at the time for a swamp or morass.

    Author Hubert Davis took the root meaning a bit further in his 1962 book, "The Great Dismal Swamp," noting that "the French translate this into marais maudit meaning cursed swamp. Dismal also meant evil association with Satan."
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    Good idea. Hopefully the books can be donated to a shelter or library or somewhere else.
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    Maverick sounds familiar but i cannot remember much about it.
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    That's what I said.
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    Bon Voyage Kathy!!
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    Oh no Linda. I hope you managed. How is your leg doing now?
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    That is very sad. Grandparents should be special to their grand children.
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    I am just like that too. Now my hubby does it. That it all goes.
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    Whahaha. I totally see it.
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    Hi'ya Sabine and to all of the critters as well. Ma & Mo are looking really good.
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    I have never eaten those.
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    Sjoe, disaster averted. And Yayy Mrs B, we are waiting for the babies.
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    No thank you. It does not appeal to me at all. But I am glad you enjoy it.
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