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The Rockpile – 10-31-2012

Two of our men’s leagues finished 1st quarter action last week. On the Hometown League the Pumphouse wrapped up the first quarter honors, bypassing the second place Obermueller Trucking.

The Pumphouse is made up of Chris Bien, Jason Brittian, Brady Rassbach, Cory Berends and Brian Cassellius.

The Town and Country League’s 1st quarter winner is Anderson Funeral Home. They won by a commanding 12.5 points. Their three-man team consists of Jeff Hill, Jon Ludtke and Dean Anderson. Congratulations, fellas!!

Bernie Obermueller had a great night this past Saturday Night as Obermueller bowled a 267 game and a 690 series on the Saturday Nite Mixed league. The 690 was the yearly high for the men as he was only 10 pins shy of that elusive 700 mark.

Doug Standaert bowled the high singles game for the men last week with a 279 game. Standaert also threw a great 686 series. We’re still waiting for the guys to start knocking off some 700 series!!

Mary Anderson took over the top ladies single game with a 232. Mary passed Cindy Rassbach’s 224 game.  Nice bowling, Mary!!

Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked a shining eye and says: “What did you do with the cow…puncher??” Bee Boop!!

This Week’s Momism: “Shut your mouth and eat!!”

A Few Prices from A Few Years Ago

* Gas: 96 cents/gallon
* A first-class stamp: 22 cents
* A candy bar: 30 cents
* A gallon of milk: $1.80
* A pack of cigarettes: $1.25
* The average price of a new car: $10,500
* Film developing: $3 per roll (digital cameras weren’t yet available).
* A camcorder: $1,100
* A car phone: $1,400
* A loaf of bread: $1.25

Joke of the Week – Ole & Lena

(Thanks to Tom and Nancy Berends for the following story!!)

Ole and his wife Lena moved back home to Wisconsin from Arizona. The wife had a wooden leg and to insure it in Arizona was $2,000.00!!

When they arrived in Wisconsin, they went to an insurance agency to see how much it would cost to insure the wooden leg.

The agent looked it up on the computer and said to the couple, “$39.00”

Ole was shocked and asked why it was so cheap here in Wisconsin to insure, because it cost him $2,000.00 in Arizona!  The agent turned his computer screen to the couple and said, “Well, here it is on the screen. It says: ‘Any wooden structure, with a sprinkler system over it, is $39.00.’ ”

I always did find the Wisconsin logic far superior to most others.

This Week’s Religious Rockpile Readers

Ellen Wienke from Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Ellen was born in Downing on November 4th, 1920. Her nephew is Father Dennis Meulemans of Rib Lake, Wisconsin.

Happy 92nd Birthday, Ellen!  (Thanks to Ellen’s daughter, Mary Ellen Schickowski for the nice card!)