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  • Crossing his legs . . . why did Forrest mention that in two of his books?

    In each case, it seemed to be when he was in something like an argument.

    The first case I saw of this was in TTOTC, in either the chapter about jump-starting the learning curve, or the chapter about his Spanish toy factory.

    The second case I saw of this was in tftw, on page 198.

    I wonder what significance (to Forrest) there was in crossing his legs.

    I also wonder if there's any significance in this that might help a searcher solve the poem.

    Please comment on any of this if you want to.

  • #2
    That reminds me. Did I ever mention that Jack and I both crossed paths, while searching, in 2019?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Round Peg, Square Hole View Post
      That reminds me. Did I ever mention that Jack and I both crossed paths, while searching, in 2019?
      Brokeback Madison River Lovin' ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cary_Galloway View Post

        Brokeback Madison River Lovin' ?
        Wyoming area.

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        • #5
          Protecting his acorns, no doubt. But that's a different story.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr Eyes View Post
            Protecting his acorns, no doubt. But that's a different story.
            That sir is MOST of the story right there . At least the "title " to the joint , aptly named

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cary_Galloway View Post

              Brokeback Madison River Lovin' ?
              Nah , just you .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fenndery View Post

                That sir is MOST of the story right there . At least the "title " to the joint , aptly named
                Bloodline seedbank...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr Eyes View Post

                  Bloodline seedbank...
                  LMAO ! I tell you what man , since you came back from your last ban , you have let your TRUE personality come through your posts , and I , Dig it bro !! Kudos my brother ..

                  As to your post , that is about as close as you can "come" to being dead on target . Adjust those words , more akin to
                  "confidence" , and there's your money shot .

                  The more I think about it , I hope you weren't searching in New Mexico , were you ?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
                    In each case, it seemed to be when he was in something like an argument.

                    The first case I saw of this was in TTOTC, in either the chapter about jump-starting the learning curve, or the chapter about his Spanish toy factory.

                    The second case I saw of this was in tftw, on page 198.

                    I wonder what significance (to Forrest) there was in crossing his legs.

                    I also wonder if there's any significance in this that might help a searcher solve the poem.

                    Please comment on any of this if you want to.
                    I want to . It won't help solve the poem , that I assure you of . But it sure seems to me there may be a sign at the hidey spot which would indicate or tell you to switch your thoughts to cross the tracks . And I mean that literally . The sign I mean .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fenndery View Post

                      The more I think about it , I hope you weren't searching in New Mexico , were you ?
                      Nope, I'm too short sighted.

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                      • #12
                        Perhaps he wanted to chug a can of Grapette.

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                        • #13
                          I guess that in the same way that people crossed their fingers while fibbing (supposedly to "excuse"/"pardon"/"justify"/"allow" the fib), Forrest may have crossed his legs -- knowing that they were much bigger than his fingers -- , supposedly to "allow" a big lie. But this bothers me, after my having read so much about his honesty. If I think of the reason for leg-crossing being mainly for physical protection, this implies that he may have been expecting to soon be kicked (with aim at a vulnerable spot). Maybe there's no poem-solve hint there at all.

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                          • #14
                            Could be referring to a "double-cross" as in a deal or as in "cross my heart and hope to die" or even a "cross my heart" as a sincere promise that is made;
                            Then again it could just be referencing a bra......

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                            • #15
                              Old Pilot : it seems to go along with all of Forrest's references to crosses and fords.

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