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GUEST,Donna 'Aha' She Cried and Waved Her Wooden Leg... (150* d) RE: 'Aha' She Cried and Waved Her Wooden Leg... 28 Oct 09


' "Too late!" she cried, and shook her wooden leg' was a saying of my grandfather, who was born (in 1900) and lived in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It popped into my head today and I googled it, because I've always wondered where the heck that came from and what it referred to.

I am amazed to find so many others with relatives quoting the same or similar lines. I'd always thought it was individual to him. Apparently the line took many people's fancy. How funny!

It reminds me of how so many people started using catch phrases from "Laugh-In" in the 70s, and other TV shows, but this phrase seems to have lasted longer...


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