Rockpile – 1-4-2017

Rockpile – 1-4-2017

We had a very successful Holiday Tournament over the Christmas Break as we had 36 teams participate in the annual event. After the smoke cleared, the ChiroCare Ladies team took 1st place honors. That team was made up of Kathy Alleman, Cindy Rassbach, Lori Klinger, Mary Anderson and their fearless leader, Lisa Kaiser. Congratulations, ladies!! They had a total pin score of 3217.

My Leaker’s II team took second place with a 3195. Third place honors went to the Hager Women’s team (3172). Fourth place was Global Genetics (3168) and fifth place was Obermueller Trucking – Men (3165)

Cheryl Standaert, Bill Koosmann and Mary Anderson each converted the very difficult 4-7-10 split during the Holiday Tournament. Thanks to all the participants!! We’ll get back to our full schedule this week. 

Also, congrats to my Leaker’s Senior Thursday afternoon league for capturing 1st place for the 1st half of that league.

Back When

• 1959 Song of the Day: “El Paso” – Marty Robbins

• 1975 Song of the Day: “Convoy” – C.W. McCall

• 1983 Song of the Day: “Houston” – Gatlin Brothers

• 1977 Song of the Day: “Sweet Dreams” – Emmylou Harris

Events

• 1951 – The Roy Rogers show debuted on TV.

• 1971 – Former heavyweight boxing champ, Sonny Liston, was found dead at age 38 in Las Vegas. His death still remains a mystery.

• 1980 – The “Wonderful World of Disney” was axed after 25 years on the air.

• 1985 – Ricky Nelson was killed in a plane crash in Dekalb, Texas.

• 2006 – A 67-year-old Spanish woman became the oldest mother after she gave birth to twins.

How ’bout the Packers!!?? Great to see that Green Bay will host New York next week at Lambeau. It is a 3:40 game this coming Sunday!! Go Pack!!

The Original Recipe

A daughter called her mother, and she was in tears.

“I just tried great-grandmother’s meatloaf recipe and it turned out terrible!”

“Did you follow the recipe just the way it was written down?” her mother asked.

“I did!” the girl sobbed.

“Okay,” her mom said. “Read off the ingredients you used.”

“It starts out with, ‘Take fifty cents worth of ground beef’…”

What could you buy in 1967?

A dollar really went far in the 1960 – much farther than it does today. Before you get too nostalgic, remember that the median household income in 1967 was $7,143 and the minimum wage was $1.40 per hour. Of course, on the other hand, that same year, an average American home cost $24,600 and a Love Bug (Volkswagen Beetle) could be had for a mere $1,500.

Here are some things you could buy for a buck in 1967:

• 3 gallons of gasoline

• 20 first-class stamps

• A hamburger, fries and dessert

• A gallon of milk

• A pound of pork chops

• A package of 10 Gillette razor blades

• A bottle of 100 aspirin

• A copy of Life magazine, Time, and Sports Illustrated (35¢ each)

• 20 Hershey Bars

• 4 Pillsbury cake mixes

Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked a shining eye and says: “What’s for supper, Mother…goose?” Bee Boop!! 

Religious Rockpile Readers of the Week

Jamie and Sarah McCarthy of Boyceville, Wisconsin.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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