One hundred sixteen years ago, to the day:
From the June 6, 1896 issue of the Michigan Messenger published at Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan:
"Monroe Democrat: The Grasshopper hoppeth in after the cyclone and announceth his intention to become a burden in Lenawee and Monroe counties; but the grasshopper is not a good prophet or he would know that in a wet season the red parasite assaileth him most and the rain giveth his flippers the Rheumatism and behold the turkey gobbleth him easily."
And, so the grasshopper hoppeth - -
Or the turkey gobbleth - -
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