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Rockpile – 3-20-2013

We had some more fierce competition in our 9-pin tournament over the weekend. two more bowlers made the “900” tote board, which makes the total people  who will be bowling for the number one spot up to 5 keglers.

So far, the bowlers who already qualified for the top spot are: Bob Obermueller – 956, Dave Hurtgen – 935, Dean Anderson – 919, Travis Dorwin – 909, and Gary Standaert – 901.

Gary and Jon Standaert also rolled their way into doubles leaders. The “Standaert” boys put together a 1796 series to overtake Bill Ross and Dave Hurtgen, who were at the top spot with a 1789. Good job, fellas!!

The Sunday Nite Mixed Doubles league finished up the season this past Sunday night. The champion teams is “Out-4-Fun”. This team is made up of Steve Bazille, Tanna Quinn, Bobby and Danielle Hall. This was a brand-new team that join us this past fall. Congratulations, kids!!!

Kayleen Omann bowled her first 200 game ever this past Wednesday night, while Cherri Peterson had her first-ever 6-Bagger (six strikes in a row) on the Thursday Nite Ladies league. Super job, ladies!!

Back When

• March 19, 1965 – “I’ve got a tiger by the tail” – Buck Owens
• March 19, 1961 – The Poppin’ Fresh Dough Boy was introduced.
• March 19, 1970 – The NFL adopted a new rule that requires all NFL players to wear their name on the back of their jersey.

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

This Week’s Momism: “How many times do you have to be told?”

Some Divine Wisdom:God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth. Then he made the earth round and then he LAUGHED and LAUGHED and LAUGHED.

The end.

A version of the St. Patrick’s Day legend most people haven’t heard (sent by this week’s Religious Rockpile Readers, Bob and Carolyn Tuttle)

The reason the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is because this is when St. Patrick drove the Norwegians out of Ireland. It seems that some centuries ago, many Norwegians came to Ireland to escape the bitterness of the Norwegian winter. Ireland was having a famine at the time, and food was scarce.

The Norwegians were eating almost all the fish caught in the area, leaving the Irish with nothing to eat but potatoes. St. Patrick, taking matters into his own hands, as most Irishmen do, decided the Norwegians had to go.

Secretly, he organized the Irish IRATRION (Irish Republican Army to Rid Ireland of Norwegians). Irish members of IRATRION passed a law in Ireland the prohibited merchants from selling ice boxes or ice to the Norwegians, in hopes that their fish would spoil. This would force the Norwegians to flee to a colder climate where their fish would keep. Well, the fish spoiled, all right, but the Norwegians, as everyone knows today, thrive on spoiled fish. So, faced with failure, the desperate Irishmen sneaked into the Norwegian fish storage caves in the dead of night and sprinkled the rotten fish with lye, hoping to poison the Norwegian invaders.

But, as everyone knows, the Norwegians thought this only added to the flavor of the fish, and they liked it so much they decided to call it “lutefisk”, which is Norwegian for “luscious fish”. Matters became even worse for the Irishmen when the Norwegians started taking over the Irish potato crop and making something called “lefse.”

Poor St. Patrick was at his wit’s end, and finally on March 17th, he blew his top and told all the Norwegians to “GO TO HELL.” So they all got in their boats and emigrated to Minnesota…The only other paradise on earth where smelly fish, old potatoes and plenty of cold weather can be found in abundance.

And now you know the rest of the story.

This Week’s Religious Rockpile Readers
Bob and Carolyn Tuttle

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