Rockpile – 1-31-2018

We’ve had three more “700” series since the last time I wrote the Rockpile a couple of weeks ago.

Doug Standaert, Nick Veenendaal and Brian Casey bowled a 765, 761 and a 707 respectively. Good job, fellas!!

[emember_protected] Our 9-Pin Tournament starts up this weekend. We have a crew from St. Paul coming in Friday night and a squad from New Richmond Saturday afternoon. There still are a few openings available!!!

Back When

• 1973 Song of the Day: “Old Dogs and Children” – Tom T. Hall

• 1974 Song of the Day: “I Love” – Tom T. Hall

• 1979 Song of the Day: “Why, Have You Left the One You Left Me For” – Crystal Gayle

• 1972 Song of the Day: “Carolyn” – Merle Haggard

• 1988 Song of the Day: “Where Do The Nights Go” – Ronnie Milsap

Events

• 1784 – The bald eagle was chosen as the national bird of the United States.

• 1905 – The world’s largest diamond was found in South Africa. It weighed 1.37 pounds and valued at 2 billion dollars.

• 1920 -The Lincoln Motor Car company was founded.

• 1986 – Super Bowl XX Chicago Bears 46 – N.E. Patriots 10.

• 2006 – Western Union delivered its last telegram.

• 1934 – The “ski-lift” was used for the first time in Woodstock, Vermont

• 1959 – Vince Lombardi was named head coach for the Green Bay Packers.

• 1986 – The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven people on board.

Quote of the Week

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night!!!” — Steve Martin

Good News!

Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident, drunker than skunks, and go to hell. The devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves. He says to them, “Doesn’t the heat and smoke bother you?” Ole replies, “Vell, ya know, ve’re from nordern Minnesooota, da land of snow an ice, an ve’re yust happy fer a chance ta varm up a little bit, ya know.”

The devil decides that these two aren’t miserable enough and turns up the heat even more. When he returns to the room of the two from Minnesota, the devil finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling walleye and drinking beer. The devil is astonished and exclaims, “Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves?” Sven replies, “Vell, ya know, ve don’t git too much varm veather up dere at da Falls, so ve’ve yust got ta haff a fish fry vhen da veather’s dis nice.”

The devil is absolutely furious. He can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in hell. The next morning, the temperature is 60 below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, and people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with Ole and Sven. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.

The devil is dumbfounded. “I don’t understand, when I turn up the heat you’re happy. Now its freezing cold and you’re still happy. What is wrong with you two?”

They both look at the devil in surprise and say, “Vell, don’t ya know, if hell iss froze over, dat must mean da Vikings von da Super Bowl.”

Religious Rockpile Reader of the Week
Andy Dahl of Glenwood City, Wisconsin.

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