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Words that are much-used on the blogs (part 1)
06-13-2019, 09:30 PM,
#1
Words that are much-used on the blogs (part 1)
This is my first post on this subject. I plan to mention quite a few words
in this category. But I'll limit each posting to the subject of one specific
word being discussed on that specific posting by me.

The word that interests me today is "jump". I have seen, in Forrest's
writings, many examples describing him jumping from something --
whether it be a bridge, a diving platform/board, or a cliff (onto a tree).
Not to mention the times he climbed out the window of Spanish class,
onto the "iron" fire escape slide. It's likely that he didn't literally jump onto it, or from it.

While researching the Rocky Mountains and planning a driving trip there,
I was reminded that in the early 1970's, Evel Knievel's very famous
JUMP was at the Snake River Canyon (in/at/near Twin Falls, Idaho).

Warning: I'm about to ramble. But these blogs are all about entertainment, right?

Here goes. When I think of Evel, I think of his assumed name "Evel".
It makes me think of "evil", which sometimes gets me thinking about
the Devil.

The Snake River is quite long. Much of it is in Idaho, which is not one
of our 4 "search states". Part of the Snake River is in Wyoming, which
is one of our 4 "search states".

Why do you think that "jump" (or its variant) is mentioned so frequently
on the blogs? Do you think there's a clue or hint involved?
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06-14-2019, 12:22 AM,
#2
RE: Words that are much-used on the blogs (part 1)
I suppose something that is too far to walk might be something that needs to be, or can be, jumped from or to.
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06-16-2019, 08:49 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-16-2019, 09:42 PM by realistrealist.)
#3
RE: Words that are much-used on the blogs (part 1)
(06-16-2019, 08:32 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 09:30 PM)legacyhelper Wrote: This is my first post on this subject. I plan to mention quite a few words
in this category. But I'll limit each posting to the subject of one specific
word being discussed on that specific posting by me.

The word that interests me today is "jump". I have seen, in Forrest's
writings, many examples describing him jumping from something --
whether it be a bridge, a diving platform/board, or a cliff (onto a tree).
Not to mention the times he climbed out the window of Spanish class,
onto the "iron" fire escape slide. It's likely that he didn't literally jump onto it, or from it.

While researching the Rocky Mountains and planning a driving trip there,
I was reminded that in the early 1970's, Evel Knievel's very famous
JUMP was at the Snake River Canyon (in/at/near Twin Falls, Idaho).

Warning: I'm about to ramble. But these blogs are all about entertainment, right?

Here goes. When I think of Evel, I think of his assumed name "Evel".
It makes me think of "evil", which sometimes gets me thinking about
the Devil.

The Snake River is quite long. Much of it is in Idaho, which is not one
of our 4 "search states". Part of the Snake River is in Wyoming, which
is one of our 4 "search states".

Why do you think that "jump" (or its variant) is mentioned so frequently
on the blogs? Do you think there's a clue or hint involved?

Although I've carefully read 3 of FF's recent books, I am focusing on
the poem for info regarding the location of the treasure. The poem
doesn't include the word "jump", "leap", "bail", "fall", "slide", "launch",
or "land". So I don't think there is a significant clue or hint simply in
any of those words. I avoid rabbit holes such as this one. But I kinda
like rabbits, because they are like cats: soft and furry.

Agree.

I think OP is missing the point, though Evel's jump is an interesting rabbit hole to pursue down to Star Valley.

The subtle hints in the book to me are words that relate to the actual clues. Out of there like a "cannon ball on fire" in the same chapter as "fire escape" is being redundant with the word "fire".

Cannon balls were made of iron, the fire escape was iron, and Miss Ford's face kept blushing red (due to iron) makes "iron" redundant. Don't have TFTW, but it appears in the chapter mom and me, he's talking about punishment and chapter ends with clipart of an iron.

K.I.S.S.
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06-16-2019, 11:16 PM,
#4
RE: Words that are much-used on the blogs (part 1)
(06-16-2019, 08:32 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote: Although I've carefully read 3 of FF's recent books, I am focusing on
the poem for info regarding the location of the treasure. The poem
doesn't include the word "jump", "leap", "bail", "fall", "slide", "launch",
or "land". So I don't think there is a significant clue or hint simply in
any of those words. I avoid rabbit holes such as this one. But I kinda
like rabbits, because they are like cats: soft and furry.

So I guess "Jump" Starting the Learning Curve is a waste of time?

Interesting that you are now a poem purist (?) after carefully reading three of Forrest's recent books. Did you have some sort of epiphany during that exercise? If so, is that something that you could share with the rest of us? I, myself, have not read his latest book, probably because of the same frustrations you may have, that have led me back to more focused analyses using primarily TTOTC and a couple of other related topics.
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