September 15th, 2005

odd baud skins (pic by Waywind)

OK, wtf?

From an obituary I'm editing right now:

"Born April 24, 1928, 77 years ago in Fresno, CA; died in Roseville at Sutter Memorial on Sept. 13, 2005 of a heart attack.
He had a lengthy career in the trucking business. Former employers included: Abenshan, Miline, Cresent, Delta, De Anza, and ONC Trucking. Alec retired in 1993 from Willig Trucking after 35 years as manager.
Alec was a veteran of the Korean War; he held the post of Commander for 4 years in the VFW Post 904. He belonged to the Rocklin (Calif.) American Legion and the Coodies."

This sounds from context like it might be a military and/or local fraternal organization. Google: Nothing. You'd think if it was the slang term for a group like that, Google would at least point me in the right direction.

I suspect it might be whoever typed up the obit for submittal to us misheard the group name, but I also can't think of anything similar offhand.

Anyone have any idea what this is supposed to refer to? If I can get an answer in the next two hours, I should even be able to correct it for tomorrow's paper.


Edit, 12:30 p.m. 9/16: I found it.