Ever Eat a Pine Tree?

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Who’s old enough to remember those lines spoken by Euell Theophilus Gibbons, promoting Grape Nuts cereal? The words were scripted by ad reps, but spoken by the naturalist Gibbons. I’m certain that I am not the only person of my generation who mimicked those words in my best “folksy” voice to get a laugh. I don’t know how many boxes of Grape Nuts were sold with that ad campaign (how many…

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