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Mr. Hawkins

n. the winter wind. (see also hawk.) Put something on your head, or Mr. Hawkins will cut you down.
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Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
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HAWKINS John Treasured memories of a much loved dad and grandad.
Remembered always, Vince, Gill, Sarah and family xxx HAWKINS John Dearly loved dad of John and father-in-law of Debbie, much loved grandad of Jade, Danielle and the late Anthony.
HAWKINS John (Dad) Letting you go is so hard Dad, but in our hearts you will always stay.
HAWKINS John Dearest grandad of Danielle and the late Anthony.