Rockpile – 3-27-2013

Rockpile – 3-27-2013

We had two more “700” series last week on the Men’s leagues! Tony Cuturia rolled a 704 series on the Hometown League, while Jason Maes threw a 708 on the Town and Country League. Great job, fellas!! There has been a total of seventeen “700s” thrown so far this year. We have about a month left of league to go. I think there’ll be a few more.

We had about 45 guy bowlers go to the state bowling tournament in Fond du Lac this past weekend. I didn’t get reports of any spectacular bowling. I’ll check it out this week and see if any super games and series were bowled.

Dan Cassellius converted an amazing leave last week on the Senior league. Dan converted the 6-7-9-10 split. I had never seen that ever picked up in my life!! (Think about it!)

Back In The Day!!

• 1932 – Tarzan “The APE Man”, the first talking Tarzan movie, opened with Olympic medal swimmer Johnny Weismueller in the title role. Weismueller starred in a total of 12 Tarzan films.

• 1937 – Babe Ruth got $25,000 a year from the Quaker Oats company to use his name in ads for Quaker Oatmeal.

• 1968 – The final episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Monkees” were broadcast.

• 1982 – Danica Patrick (NASCAR driver) was born on March 25. She was born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked a shining eye and says: “Hey what’s in the freezer…..Pop??” Bee Boop!!

This Week’s Momism: “if you stick your bottom lip out any further, you might step on it!!”

You Might Live In Wisconsin if...

• Your idea of a “traffic jam” is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on Highway 128.

• “Vacation” means going up north past Hwy. 8 for the weekend.

• You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

• Your whole family wears Packer green to church on Sunday.

• You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings and funerals).

• You install security lights on your house or garage and leave both unlocked.

Catholic Horses

A gambler was at the horse races playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt.

He noticed a priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race.

Lo and behold, that horse – a very long shot – won the race.

Next race, as the horses lined up, the priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses.

The gambler made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race.

He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the priest would bless next.

He bet big on it, and it won. As the races continued the priest kept blessing long shots, and each one ended up winning.

The gambler was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and awaited for the priest’s blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on.

True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was the longest shot of the day.

This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag. The gambler knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag.

He watched dumbfounded as the old nag came in last. In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the priest was.

Confronting him, he demanded, “Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed lost by a mile. Now, thanks to you I’ve lost every cent of my savings!”

The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy.

“Son,” he said, “that’s the problem with you Protestants, you can’t tell the difference between a simple blessing and last rites.”

This Week’s Religious Rockpile Readers

Ron and Linda Talmage of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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