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Rockpile – 9-30-2015

With a couple weeks of bowling under our belts, we’ll post a few nice games and series from the several leagues.

These guys from Hometown and Town and Country had the following: Games: Gary Standaert – 226, Bill Standaert – 243, Rob Logghe – 258, Mike Wink – 238, Bernie Obermueller – 227, Dan Klatt – 222, Dick Schug – 224; Series: Mike Wink – 602, Dick Schug – 609, Roger Ludtke – 625; Ladies: Cindy Rassbach – 246, Lori Klinger – 227, Cindy Drury – 181 game and 508 series.

Back When
• 1969 Song of the Day: “A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash
• 1976 Song of the Day: “If You’ve Got The Money Honey, I’ve Got the Time” – Willie Nelson
• 1961 Song of the Day: “Walk On By” – LeRoy Van Dyke

• 1948 – Little Jimmy Dickins made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
• 1965 – Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher in Major League history when he pitched three scoreless innings against the K. C. Athletics at the age of 59.
• 1964 – The “Warren” Commission issued a report stating Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy!!
• 2010 – The temperature in downtown L.A. hit a record 113 degrees.
• 1962 – “The Beverly Hillbillies” debuted. It went strong for 9 years!!

Yogi Berra
As you know Yogi Berra passed away last week, here are a few of his quotes:
• “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
• “You observe a lot by just watching.”
• “It gets late early out there.”
• “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
• “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
• “I never said most of the things I said.”

Good Ol Ole
A road crew supervisor in Minnesota hired Ole to paint the yellow line down the middle of Route 32 heading up toward Bemidji. He was skeptical about hiring him since he didn’t have any painting background, but he appeared enthusiastic and told him that he really needed the job. At least his wife Lena told him so.

He explained to Ole that his work day would be to complete 2 miles of centerline on the road. He was set up with brushes and paint and his boss got him started. After the first day, the supervisor was pleased to find that he’d painted 4 miles of road in his 8 hour shift, instead of the two expected of him. He told Ole that he did an excellent job and said how pleased he was with his progress.

On the second day, Ole completed painting just the 2 miles of road that was asked of him. His supervisor was surprised, because on the first day, he had completed twice as much work. But he didn’t say anything, since 2 miles of road was the amount that the job required anyway. He decided to just accept it, and to look forward to the next day when he was sure that Ole would pick up the pace again.

On day 3, the supervisor was disappointed to learn that in his 8 hour shift, Ole completed painting only 1 mile of road. Ole was called to the supervisor’s office and asked what was the problem.

“On your first day, you completed 4 miles of road, on your second day, 2 miles of road, and now on day 3, you were only able to complete 1 mile of road. What’s the problem, Ole?”

“Vell,” Ole replied, “I’ll tell you vut is da problem, but I tought a smart man like you vould figger it out fer yourself. Every day I get farder and farder avay from da paint can.”

Religious Rockpile Reader of the Week
Doug “Wado” and Kathy Standaert of Glenwood City.

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