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Thread #96374   Message #4005950
Posted By: GUEST,paperback
26-Aug-19 - 10:27 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: significance of huckleberries
Subject: RE: Folklore: significance of huckleberries
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner has a seemingly disjointed scene with Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn at a drive-in were they carry on about getting some mullberry ice cream made with mulberries from Oregon. After they get their treat at this hep drive-in Tracy proceeds to back into a chopped, dropped and channeled hot rod (suprising driven by a young negro). Harsh words ensue but nary a racial epithet is heard only some old man driving comment. Tracy pays him $50 and quips buy yourself a new one then head home for dinner. Hmmm, Oregon mullberry? I know my mother frequently said in the summer that I was brown as a berry, and California had in years prior to the film major race problems, (but not so much in Oregon were1 nice Negros live). Sidney Poitier is a little mullberry colored, isn't he. Well, just maybe, when Huck was born he was a little huckleberried colored being from the poor side of the town, but Finn I read is from the Irish meaning white / pale, so that would put Huckelberry Finn in a interesting position and a God send For Nigger Jim.

Sorry dude for pissin in yer cheerios again.