Rockpile – 4-5-2017

We have a couple new 2016-17 champions. On the Wednesday Noon League, The Hair Depot defeated my Leaker gals for the bragging rights. Their team is made up of Jean Booth, Penny Johansen, Rosie Kohler and Kay Cassellius. 

On the Senior Circuit, my Leaker’s squad won both halves to come out on top of that league. My team consists of Dennis Ohman, Bob Schribner, Elmer Schell, Doug Standaert, Harry Standaert, Joe Walz and yours truly.

Good job to both champions!!!

[emember_protected] Last weekend, we had a lot of bowlers go to Green Bay for Men’s State Bowling. Brent and Doug Standaert did a good job in Doubles and placed in the money. Gary Stand rolled a 670 in the team event. Nick Mrdutt rolled a dandy 704 in the team event even though he had never bowled a 600 series. Mike Wink rolled a 783 in singles and a 772 in singles. One fella from the Twin Cities, who is a friend of Wink’s, tossed a perfect 300 game along with a 795 series. His name is Lamar Edwards. Great bowling, fellas!!

Back When

• 1965 Song of the Day: “King of the Road” – Roger Miller

• 1982 Song of the Day: “Bobbie Sue” – Oak Ridge Boys

• 1981 Song of the Day: “Texas Woman” – Hank Williams Jr.

• 1989 Song of the Day: “High Cotton” – Alabama

• 1989 Song of the Day: “There’s a Tear in my Beer” – Hank Williams Jr.


• 1860 – The first Pony Express mail left St. Joseph, Missouri.

• 1882 – Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford.

• 1953 – TV Guide was published for the first time. Desi Arnaz was on the cover.

• 1969 – The TV Show “Star Trek” was cancelled.

• 1973 – The first portable cell phone was made.

• 1986 – The U.S. National Debt was $2,000,000,000,000. Yep, those are trillions!!

• 2010 – The Apple iPad went on sale. 300,000 were sold the first day!!


• 1922 – Doris Day (singer)

• 1924 – Marlon Brando (actor)

• 1928 – Don Gibson (singer)

Life Was Better in Black and White – By Steve Vaus

Raise your hand if you grew up watching black and white TV. Remember when you only got 3 channels on your television? And the day started, and ended, with that familiar TV Test Pattern. It meant the idea of watching television 24 hours a day had not yet been invented or was not yet common place.

You could hardly see for all the snow,

   So you spread the rabbit ears

as far as they’d go.

   Pull a chair up to the TV set,

“Good night David, Good night Chet”

Depending on the channel you tuned,

   You’d get Rob and Laura

or Ward and June,

   Andy Griffith and Barney Fife,

Lawrence Welk or This is Your Life.

   I Love Lucy and The Real McCoys,

Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys.

   Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train.

Superman and Lois Lane.

   Father Knows Best and Patty Duke,

Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too.

   Donna Reed on Thursday night,

Life looked better in black and white

   They were simple folks living a simple life,

Where everything always turned out right.

   The good guys always won the fight.

I wanna’ go back to black and white.

   In God they trusted,

in their own bed they slept.

  A promise made was a promise kept.

They never cussed or broke a vow,

   They’d never make the network now.

Nowadays nothing’s the way it seems

   In living color or on the screens.

The good guys don’t always win the fight,

   Life doesn’t always turn out right.

If only I could, I’d rather be

   In a TV world of ’63.

It felt so good, it felt so right.

   Life looked better in black and white.

I’d trade all the channels on the satellite,

   If I could just turn back the clock tonight

To when everybody knew wrong from right.

   Life was better in black and white!

Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked a shining eye and says, “What makes you so good looking, Mother…..Nature???” Bee Boop!

The week’s Rockpile Readers of the Week: Cliff and Jean Anderson of Glenwood City, Wisconsin.

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