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Big Chief Forget-me Not...

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  6 Oct 97 18:11:58 -0700
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Subject: Big Chief Forget-me Not...

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		Big Chief Forget-me Not...

    An Australian travel writer touring Canada was checking out of the
Spokane Hilton, and as he paid his bill said to the manager, asked, "By
the way, what's with the Indian Chief sitting in the lobby?  He's been there
ever since I arrived."
    "Oh that's 'Big Chief Forget-me Not'," said the manager. "The hotel is
built on an Indian reservation, and part of the agreement is to allow
the chief free use of the premises for the rest of his life. He is known as
'Big Chief Forget-me Not' because of his phenomenal memory. He is 92 and
can remember the slightest detail of his life."
    The travel writer took this in, and as he was waiting for his cab
decided to put the chief's memory to the test.  "'ello, mate!" said the
Aussie, receiving only a slight nod in return.  "What did you have for
breakfast on your 21st birthday?"
    "Eggs," was the chief's instant reply, without even looking up, and
indeed the Aussie was impressed.  He went off on his travel writing
itinerary, right across to the east coast and back, telling others of Big
Chief Forget-me Not's great memory. (One local noted to him that 'How' was
a more appropriate greeting for an Indian chief than 'ello mate.')
    On his return to the Spokane Hilton six months later he was surprised
to see 'Big Chief Forget-me Not' still sitting in the lobby, fully
occupied with whittling away on a stick.  The Aussie strode up and said,  
"How!"  "Scrambled," said the Chief.

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