[Ads-l] ADS-L Digest - 17 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017 (#2017-321)

Shawnee Moon moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 19 17:03:49 EST 2017

> Subject: highwaters 
> I was surprised to learn this is still in use.
> ———-

I have heard it used here in Wyoming, actually about a friend of mine. He and his brother moved here from rural Wisconsin, and the Wyoming locals said they called him “Highwater Cal” because his pants barely hit his ankles. 

He *does* have more leg than torso, and the right length pants are hard to find. 
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