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Old 12-24-2002, 12:26 PM   #15
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Locking Latches

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Orginally posted by Pete Dumbleton

The expression is originally "The latch string is out".
But times change Pete,

Eventually most latches were moved by levers and the levers got locks. The latch key used to be tied to the old latch string and secreted around the doorsill or threshold. Same thought different era.
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Old 12-24-2002, 12:38 PM   #16
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Morgan is correct...

I-20 to I-10 to I-17 is probably the best route. I-20 thru
West Texas can be very dangerous if a storm hits the area.
BTW, here in Phoenix, temps are running 15 degrees below
normal, with Prescot in the mid 20s and Flagtaff in the mid
20s.
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Old 12-26-2002, 06:29 PM   #17
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Latch key or string

Thanks Benita and Pete, what I really meant was, "Les and Donna if you find yourselves in Phoenix, we have a warm bed for you." Sorry we can't join you in Mesquite.:party :party
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:23 PM   #18
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Latch keys and strings

Pete's right about the old-time usage. Today in rural Ireland the saying "the latch-key is out!" is very real. If you come to a friend's house and the key is in the latch, the protocol is that you go in and shout "Hello!" Saves bothering them to come to the door. This is the universal procedure. If the latch key is not out and you know they're there, then they probably want some privacy. If they're away, but you're desperate for tea or sumpin', then the key is no doubt under the matt or on the window sill right next to the door!
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