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Tauna Quinn bowled her first ever 200 game the other night on the Town & Country League. Quinn put up a 205.
Angela McGee also had her highest series in her career, Angela rolled a 596 series. Great job Ladies!!
Billy Standaert converted the seldom left 4-7-6-9-10 split last week on the Hometown League, and Dave Bartz picked up the very difficult 6-7 split.
Leaker’s mens’ team took third quarter honors on that league. While Melby’s clinched the third quarter on the Town & Country League.
Ben Krosnoski and Chris Turner rolled a 1,745 series in doubles competition Saturday to slide into second place in the doubles division.
A 1,746 was bowled the week before by John Hager and Matt Hurtgen as they are the current leaders.
The singles leader is Bob “Bubba” Johnson from New Richmond with a 903.
Comments from 1955
• I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20.
• I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying “damn” in “Gone With the Wind,” it seems every new movie has either “hell” or “damn” in it.
• Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $5,000 will only buy a used one.
• If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.
• Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?
• Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail haircuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.
• If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.
• I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.
• Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the president.
• It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
• Marriage doesn’t mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.
• I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door for a whole lot of foreign business.
• Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.
• The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
Still Getting Around
At the senior center a group of seniors were playing cards and talking about all their ailments.
“My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one.
“Yes I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee.”
“What? Speak up! What? I can’t hear you!” said a third senior.
“I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck,” said another, to which several nodded weakly in agreement.
“My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy I can hardly walk!” exclaimed another.
“I forget where I am, and where I’m going,” said an elderly gent.
“I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old,” winced an old man as he slowly shook his head.
“Well, count your blessings,” said one woman cheerfully. “Thank goodness we can all still drive!”
Song of the Day
• 1963: “Don’t Let Me Cross Over” – Carl & Pearl Butler
• 1973: “Rated X” – Loretta Lynn
• 1983: “Faking Love” – T.G. Sheppard
• 1993: “Can I Trust You With My Heart” – Travis Tritt
• 1836: The Alamo defenders sent a messenger for help, but only had 32 men from a nearby town. They were outnumbered 5,000 to about 220 and obviously were all killed by Santa Ana’s troops!
• 1868: President Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached.
• 1942: The government stopped deliveries of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use to make more weapons for the war effort.
• 1942: The Voice of America aired for the first time.
• 1949: A two-stage rocket was launched from New Mexico. It was the first rocket to reach outer space.
Quote of the Week
“The trouble with practical jokes is that they very often get elected.” – Will Rogers
Rockpile Readers of the Week:
Eugene & Debby Klatt, Southeast of Downing, WI
Have a cute story or joke?
Send to: Leaker’s Place
P.O. Box 213; Glenwood City, WI 54013
or you can email: Leaker@cltcomm.net