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Let’s see a show of hands

Not knowing anything about the English agricultural pioneer after whom the group was named, how many idiot teens thought this guy was Jethro Tull?

I did. An upperclassman on my high school hockey team clued me in, to spare me from further “goating” — a term used to describe embarrassing displays of cultural ignorance.

My teammate's name was Jeff Comstock. I later introduced him to another friend of mine, a bank president's daughter named Ann Wick.

Commie was from a blue collar background. Ann's dad had once run for governor of Vermont.

They wound up getting married. At the wedding, I thought it was odd — and not necessarily a good sign — that I hardly knew anyone else in attendance.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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