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Rockpile – 2-17-2016

We had a 9-pin crew from “Up North” this past weekend. They were a combination between Clear Lake, Turtle Lake, and the Spooner area.

Mark Ullom of Spooner took over in the Singles division with a 865 series while Ullom and his wife Judy also are atop the leader board in Doubles with a 1656 series. Last year in order to cash out, you needed a 700 or higher in singles and a 820 or higher in doubles.

We now have an opening this Saturday, Feb. 20th at noon.  A squad cancelled!! If interested, let us know!! 715-565-7300.

Here are some high scores from last week’s league competition: Mike Wink – 249 game and 672 series; John Hager – 245 game and 621 series; Rob Logghe – 299 game; Brent Standaert 227 game, 626 series; Ben Krosnoski, 628 series; Peg Obermueller – 216 game, 557 series; Tracey Schug-Peterson – 211 game; Linda Schouten – 203 game and 562 series.

Back When

• 1972 Song of the Day: “One’s on the Way” – Loretta Lynn

• 1994 Song of the Day: “I Swear” – John Michael Montgomery

• 1968 Song of the Day: “Take Me to Your World” – Tammy Wynette

• 1982 Song of the Day: “Someone Could Lose  Heart Tonight” – Eddie Rabbit

• 1972 Song of the Day: “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl” – Looking Glass

• 1980 Song of the Day: “Could I Have This Dance?” – Ann Murray

• 1957 Song of the Day: “Young Love” – Sonny James


• February 12 – National Pancake Day

• 1872 – The toothpick machine was patented

• 1940 – Radio Broadcast “The First Adventure of Superman”.

• 1914 – ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was founded in New York (we bar owners love this organization – maybe not!!).

• 1965 – 16-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies figure skating title at Lake Placid, N.Y.

• 1974 – Daryl on Toni Tennille – “The Captain and Tennille” were married in California.

• 1980 – Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the “CBS Evening News”.

• 2009 – Mexico City set a new world record for the largest group kiss, when nearly 40,000 people locked lips in the city center!!!

Sharing His Final Wishes

This story was sent in to me from Dan Knoebel of Boise, Idaho, who is this week’s Rockpile Reader of the Week). Thanks, Dan!!

Harold Smedlap was on his deathbed and he knew the end was near.

His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons were with him. He asked for two witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes.

When everything was ready, he began to speak:

“My son, Bernie, I want you to take the Mayfair houses.”

“My daughter, Sybil, you take the apartments over in the east end.”

“My son, Jamie, I want you to take the offices over in the City Center.”

“And Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings and high rises on the banks of the river.”

The nurse and witnesses are blown away as they did not realize his extensive real estate holdings.

As Harold slipped away, the nurse turned to his wife and said, “Mrs. Smedlap, your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this property.”

Sarah replied, “Property? …The old coot had a newspaper route!”

Religious Rockpile Readers of the Week
Dan Knoebel of Boise, Idaho.

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