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From: "Marie Azile O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> Now an umu is Tonga, and given the fact they just had a 7.8 scale
earthquake, I
> don't think it's a good idea for us to go digging a pit there.  It is
similar
> to a hangi, but an undesirable way to bake tapes!  We just need a pig,
lamb,
> chickens, venison, plenty of vegetables, and someone prepared to dig a BIG
hole
> in their back garden!  Oh yes, non-exploding rocks and railway sleepers,
then
> we are good to go. Sorry, I have gotten carried away now - I can almost
smell
> it cooking! Completely off archiving now ;-)
>
Note that "railway sleepers" refers to what we here call "railroad
ties"...and
NOT to passengers in Pullman cars! As well, this sounds very much like what
we call a "pig roast"...at which one of the necessities is an ample supply
of beer!

Steven C. Barr