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Rockpile – 9-4-2018

Several of our leagues will be getting underway this week. Next week we’ll pretty much be in full mode!!

This weekend, of course, is our big Rustic Lore celebration. Please check out the events as there are events for everyone!!

One event I would like to highlight is the “Battle of the Businesses” in the Glenwood City area. This will take place right after the Kiddie Tractor Pull following the Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon. I would like to see as many businesses in the GC area participate. It’s a fun time as you can give your place of business bragging rights for a whole year if your participant wins!!!

We will again feature a bean bag tournament on Saturday, September 8th starting at approximately 1:00. Call or stop to signup. There area still a couple of slots left.

Back When

• 1971 Song of the Day: “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” – Charlie Pride

• 1970 Song of the Day: “Rose Garden” – Lynn Anderson

• 1971 Song of the Day: “Take Me Home, Country Roads” – John Denver

• 1975 Song of the Day: “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” – David Allan Coe

• 1978 Song of the Day: “Take This Job and Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck


• 1888 – The body of Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of murderer Jack the Ripper, was found in London.

• 1903 – A Winton completed the first automobile trip from San Francisco to New York. The trip took 52 days.

• 1963 – Johnny Cash recorded “Ring of Fire”.

• 1997 – Princess Diana and two others were killed in an automobile accident in a Paris tunnel.

• 1830 – Emma Nut became the first telephone operator.

• 1997 – The minimum wage in the U.S. was raised to $5.15 per hour.

• 1963 – Walter Cronkite anchored the first half-hour newscast on network television.

Bowling Fact of the Week:

You get a “Golden Turkey” when you bowl nine strikes in a row!!!!

Back When – Cost of Living in 1938

• New House: $3,900

• Average Income: $1,731/year

• Average Rent: $27.00/month

• Tuition to Harvard: $420.00

• Movie Ticket: 25 cents

• Gasoline: 10 cents/gallon

The Divorce

On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things.

On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table, by candlelight; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, a bottle of spring water, three cans of sardines.

When he’d finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar, and some sardines into the hollow center of the curtain rods.

He then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

On the fourth day, the wife came back with her new boyfriend, and at first all was bliss.

Then, slowly, the house began to smell.

They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.

Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!…People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house…The maid quit.

Finally, they couldn’t take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later – even though they’d cut their price in half – they couldn’t find a buyer for such a stinky house.

Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.

Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

Then the ex called the woman and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.

Knowing he could have no idea how bad the smell really was, she agreed on a price that was only 1/10th of what the house had been worth … but only if he would sign the papers that very day.

He agreed, and within two hours her lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.

A week later the woman and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home and to spite the ex-husband… they even took the curtain rods!

Religious Rockpile Reader of the Week
Bo and Ellen Anderson of Downing, Wisconsin.

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