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Rockpile – 10-18-2017

Brian Casey draws more ink this week as Casey again had a great week of bowling. Brian put up yet another “700” this past week on the Hometown League.

He hit the yearly high series with an amazing 764 series on Tuesday night. Obermueller Trucking is on top of the Hometown league with a 3 point lead over 2nd place East Bay Lodge.

On the Town and Country League, Melby’s Team has a slim one-point edge over Hager Construction and the Knock-em-outs!

On the Wednesday Nite Ladies League, the M&M Bar leads 2nd place Family ChiroCare by 6.5 points.

And finally, on the Thursday Nite Ladies circuit, we find Papa’s out in front of Obermueller Trucking 2 by a mere 2 points.

Well Green Bay had a bad day Sunday obviously, as Aaron Rodgers went out with a season ending injury. We’ll have to see how that goes!! Defense maybe, will keep the central division close.

Back When

• 1962 Song of the Day: “Devil Woman” – Marty Robbins

• 1968 Song of the Day: “Harper Valley P.T.A.” – Jeannie C. Riley

• 1969 Song of the Day: “Since I Met You Baby” – Sonny James

• 1985 Song of the Day: “Meet Me In Montana” – Marie Osmand and Dan Seals

• 1988 Song of the Day: “Streets of Bakersfield” – Dwight Yokem and Buck Owens

Events

• 1793 -Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being found guilty of treason.

• 1951 – Hudson introduced the Hornet.

• 1958 – Chevrolet introduced the El Camino, a sedan pickup to compete with the Ford Ranchero.

• 1965 – The Red Barron made its first appearance in the Peanuts comic strip.

• 1966 – The game “Twister” was introduced by Milton Bradley.

• 1969 – “You Gotta Believe” was the catch phrase of New York and all of America. The New York Mets won their first World Series. The Mets were 100-to-1 underdogs!!

Nostalgia

Do you remember a time when…

• All the girls had gym uniforms?

• It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

• Nobody owned a purebred dog?

• When a quarter was a decent allowance?

• You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

• Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

• You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time…and you didn’t pay for air… and, you got trading stamps to boot?

• Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

• It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

• They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed..and they did it?

• When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?

• No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

• Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying, ‘That cloud looks like a…’ ?

• Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

• Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

• And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?

• When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing  compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

• Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.? Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

• Summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar?

Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember that?” Or to remember these…

• Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk

• Candy cigarettes

• Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

• Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles

• Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes

• Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum

• Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

• Newsreels before the movie

• Telephone numbers with a word prefix…(Yukon 2-601)

• Party lines

• Peashooters

• Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records, and 78 RPM records

• Green Stamps

• Mimeograph paper

• The Fort Apache Play Set

Do you remember a time when…

• Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’? 

• Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’? 

• ‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

• Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?

• It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best Friends’?

• Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?

• Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures?

• ‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense?

• Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

• The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?

• War was a card game?

• Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

• Taking drugs meant orange – flavored chewable aspirin?

• Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!

Quote of the Week: “I walk around like everything is fine, but down deep inside my shoe, my sock is falling off!!”  — Anonymous

Rockpile Readers of the Week: Tony & Cindy Cuturia of Glenwood City, Wisc.

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