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Rockpile – 11-26-2014

We’re taking a week off of our regular bowling leagues as we celebrate Thanksgiving along with the deer hunt. Here are a few nice split conversions that I’ll mention this week: Jessica Hager 2-10, Amber Jansen and Jon Ludtke, 6-7 split.

 Getting back to deer hunting, I had two nice bucks come in to register for our “Buck Board.” Bernie Obermueller brought in a nice 9-point buck with a 18.5″ outside spread for a score of 27.5″ That is the top buck thus far. Young Hayden DeSmith took a dandy 10-point buck with a 16″ spread. Hayden is currently in 2nd place. With the new fallen snow, I would expect a few more bucks to be registered.

Back When
• 1960 Song of the Day: “Wings of a Dove” – Ferlin Husky
• 1971 Song of the Day: “Daddy Frank” – Merle Haggard
• 1981 Song of the Day: “All My Rowdy Friends” – Hank Williams Jr.
• 1942: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the Alcan Highway to the Alaska Territory.
• 1944: The “Roy Rogers Show” debuted on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
• 1963: 51 years ago, President J.F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
• 1980: The “Who Shot JR.?” episode of prime time drama, Dallas, aired and captured the highest T.V. ratings ever!!

A Wisconsin Poem
It’s winter in Wisconsin
and the gentle breeze blows,
Seventy miles an hour,
at thirty-five below.

Oh how I love Wisconsin
When the snow is up to your butt,
You take a breath of winter air
and your nose gets frozen shut!

Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
So I guess I’ll stick around
I could never leave Wisconsin,
‘Cause I’m frozen to the ground.

Bad Parrot

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.

Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”

John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.

As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, “May I ask what the turkey did?”


Religious Rockpile Readers of the Week
Chuckie and Cindy DeSmith of Downing, Wisconsin.

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